The Sunday Post (Inverness)

Christmas space treat


A Spacex delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the Internatio­nal Space Station – after a slight delay caused by a communicat­ion drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Commander Alexander Gerst used the space station’s big robotic arm to grab the cargo carrier, as the two craft soared 250 miles above the Pacific.

It took two tries to get the Dragon close enough for capture.

Nasa called off the Dragon’s first approach because trouble had developed with the communicat­ion network that serves the Internatio­nal Space Station.

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