NASA Administrator Calls Station Following SpaceX Historic Feat

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NASA Administrator Calls Station Following SpaceX Historic Feat

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden offering his congratulations to a International Space Station Expedition 31 organisation and goal moody control teams during NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and SpaceX’s domicile in Hawthorne, Calif., following Friday’s successful first-time berthing of a blurb association spacecraft, SpaceX’s Dragon, to a space station.

Bolden talked with NASA astronauts Don Pettit and Joe Acaba, and European Space Agency wanderer Andre Kuipers during a call to a space hire Friday afternoon live on NASA Television. Bolden told a crew, “You done story currently and have resolutely sealed into place a destiny instruction of America’s space program.”

To perspective a call between Bolden and a Expedition 31 astronauts, visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Smw7rz1FU

At 9:56 a.m. EDT Friday, Pettit used a station’s robotic arm to fastener Dragon. Kuipers afterwards used a arm to insert a plug to a station’s Harmony node during 11:52 a.m. Acaba finished berthing operations by remotely bolting a Dragon to Harmony during 12:02 p.m. The organisation members spent a rest of their day scheming to open a hatches between a dual booster on Saturday morning.

The SpaceX proof goal to a space hire is a second underneath NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, that provides investments dictated to lead to unchanging resupply missions to a hire and kindle a blurb space attention in a United States.

For some-more information about a SpaceX goal to a space station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

For information about a International Space Station and a Expedition 31 crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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