Commercial Spacecraft Flies Under Space Station - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Commercial Spacecraft Flies Under Space Station

MSNBC.COM - The world's first private supply ship flew tantalizingly close to the International Space Station on Thursday but did not stop, completing a critical test in advance of the actual docking.

The unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule flew within one and a half miles of the orbiting lab as it performed a practice lap and checkout of its communication and navigation systems.

Officials at NASA and the SpaceX company said the rendezvous went well, although the test results still were being analyzed. The historic linkup is on track for Friday. click here to read more

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