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Cmdr. Chris Hadfield’s special delivery

Care package c/o the ISS: Fruit, notes from friends, peanut butter


 

‘The Dragon is ours!’ Supply ship arrives at International Space Station

A space capsule carrying one ton of supplies arrived at the International Space Station this morning — a day late after it got off to a bumpy start on Friday.

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine· Mon, Mar 04 2013 03:18:38

Included among the packed items for the six men on the space station, the Associated Press reports:  “640 seeds of a flowering weed used for research, mouse stem cells, food and clothes, trash bags, computer equipment, air purifiers, spacewalking tools and batteries.”
Good Morning, Earth! Our crew wishes @SpaceX full success in launching Dragon today! We’re very ready to grab it with Canadarm2 tomorrow.Chris Hadfield
Sun rises over @SpaceX’s launch pad, Falcon 9 and #Dragon ready to go to space http://www.spacex.com/webcast http://pic.twitter.com/zMBkZfj8nNSpaceX
SpaceX launch at 10:10am EST today. Will deliver cargo to ISS. Watch it live at http://nasa.gov/ntvJeremy R. Hansen
LIFTOFF!!!SpaceX
LIFTOFF of Falcon 9 and #Dragon to the International Space Station http://pic.twitter.com/3fQVuiJW6zSpaceX
Relive today’s #Dragon launch [PHOTOS] http://spacexlaunch.zenfolio.com http://pic.twitter.com/ckklzgktlFSpaceX
SpaceX employees watch Falcon 9 & #Dragon liftoff from @SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne, California http://pic.twitter.com/uMGeWU32lXSpaceX
Just want to say thanks to @NASA for being the world’s coolest customer. Looking forward to delivering the goods!Elon Musk
Far behind us in the distance we spotted a Dragon roaring up through the clouds, coming to catch us. Amazing. http://pic.twitter.com/gRzR6cGGTgChris Hadfield
The Dragon resupply spaceship is 7 km above ISS and 2850 km in front, her problems fixed. Re-planning the rendezvous and grapple schedule.Chris Hadfield
A Dragon approaches over sub-Saharan Africa – surreal juxtaposition. http://pic.twitter.com/916riOtbcsChris Hadfield
@Cmdr_Hadfield poses with #Dragon last spring http://ow.ly/i/1CciP @NASA @SpaceXCanadianSpaceAgency
Good Morning, Earth! Time to catch a Dragon. We’ll grab it with Canadarm2 in about 5 hours, then go into its belly & see what it brought us.Chris Hadfield
#Dragon capture is confirmed at 2:31am PT http://pic.twitter.com/hmsWGGE3brSpaceX
Just caught sight of the Dragon spaceship, crisply white against the horizon, sneaking up on us from behind. We’re readying to grapple.Chris Hadfield
Dragon comes into view – first sight this morning, sneaking up on us from behind the Progress solar array. http://pic.twitter.com/p12taFecXxChris Hadfield
Canadarm2, proud builder of the International Space Station, in preparation for the successful grabbing of a Dragon. http://pic.twitter.com/giB80H42NJChris Hadfield
.@SpaceX #Dragon at planned 30-meter hold point beneath #ISS. GO to proceed to a final hold point of 10 meters http://twitpic.com/c8ajkcNASA
#Dragon is GO for station capture!SpaceX
"The vehicle’s beautiful, space is beautiful, and the #Canadarm2 is beautiful too" -Exp 34 Comm Kevin Ford #Dragon http://pic.twitter.com/3VaEDnMo9XSpaceX
The Dragon spaceship high over Mount Etna – both spitting fire. http://pic.twitter.com/2ahuXtizQIChris Hadfield
Like a Praying Mantis, Canadarm2 poised to reach out and grab Dragon. http://pic.twitter.com/UdVZ0IKiA9Chris Hadfield
The Dragon is ours! Maneuvering it now on Canadarm2 to a docking port, will open hatches once secure. Look forward to new smells. Great!Chris Hadfield
Happy crewmember – Dragon securely snared by Canadarm2, ready to be lifted around, hooked into place, and opened up. http://pic.twitter.com/kEOGpvbjBYChris Hadfield
What a day! Reached & grabbed a Dragon, berthed her to Station & opened the hatch to find fresh fruit, notes from friends, and peanut butterChris Hadfield
Success! Canadarm2 holds Dragon by the nose, to drag it up and hook it on to a Station hatch. http://pic.twitter.com/3MKVnF2O0HChris Hadfield
Tonight’s Finale: A Dragon, snared and tamed by Canadarm2. Saint George ringing in a new era in the silence of space. http://pic.twitter.com/CBf96KJ4D2Chris Hadfield
Good Morning, Earth! Today: unload Dragon, fitness test, sample waste water, set up new Coarsening in Solid-Liquid Mixtures experiment.Chris Hadfield


 
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  1. So….we have a private American Dragon cargo ship doing a supply run….with mouse stem cells and space-walking tools on board…. to an International Space Station being docked by a Canadian robotic arm and with a Canadian commander tweeting it.

    Gawd, I luv it!

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