on track for Station Rendezvous/Berthing
Friday Morning, May 25th
- NASA TV’s LIVE Coverage starts: 1:00am CDT
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Image Credit: SpaceX
wait for Friday’s Hookup
Watch some LIVE Video from the ISS
Note: Video feed may cut off from time to time, but check back… It’s
on more than not!
WATCH NASA TV at link below this video for the
Well good early Friday morning, all…
Dragon Authorized to Proceed Toward Station
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 01:27am CDT
International Space Station mission management team completed a thorough review
of the progress of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and at 9:38pm CDT unanimously
authorized the International Space Station and Dragon flight control teams to
proceed toward rendezvous and
berthing about 10:20am CDT Friday
morning. [The actual
Capture Time will be around 6:30am CDT.]
The SpaceX mission management team reported all
spacecraft systems are ready for the final stages of rendezvous and completion
of the final COTS demonstration objectives… and space station managers
reported the orbiting outpost is ready for the commercial spacecraft's arrival.
has nearly completed its fly-around of the station, crossing behind the station
and beginning its final approach.
this been COOOL to watch or what!!!?
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:41am
International Space Station Expedition 31 crew successfully captured the SpaceX
Dragon capsule with the station's robotic arm at 8:56am CDT. The feat came 3
days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 23 seconds after the mission's launch. The
station was 251 miles over northwest Australia when capture occurred.
Would like to add that it isn't over yet… The
actual final berthing process of Dragon to the ISS will still not be over for
another hour or so… but it looks to me to be getting near the end now! Still
going on though so keep watching!
NASA TV coverage began at 1am CDT this EARLY Friday morning and is still on.
Click out the
LIVE Video coverage below…
about it for the day…
Captures/Berths Dragon to ISS
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 11:15am
Image credit: SpaceX
At 11:02am CDT, DRAGON was officially… finally hooked up to the International
Official, final Berthing Time… 11:02am CDT
Well THAT was a LONG Night and morning… No I
had to take a few hrs nap in between… lol Getting old man!
NOTE: I’m not going to do another post on
Dragon until it is time to come home in a few days. But… keep up with the
latest on the mission, Hatch opening/closing and such at links below…
Watch the Mission LIVE at…
-- NASA TV’s SpaceX/Dragon
CDT - SpaceX/Dragon ISS Rendezvous and Berthing
CDT - SpaceX/Dragon Hatch Opening Coverage begins
* Keep up with the Latest Mission Info…
* Read info
about overall mission- HERE
compiled from the NASA.gov website
Crew Video of the Dragon Grapple and Berthing
Expedition 31 crew members aboard the
International Space Station captured this video of the approach, grapple and
berthing of the SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle to the Earth-facing port of the