NASA says SpaceX Dragon is safe to dock with the International Space Station on Sunday

SpaceX Dragon docked to space station

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft was delayed after experiencing a glitch on Friday, casting doubt on its chances for docking with the International Space Station in the near future, but NASA has just announced that the Dragon is clear to deliver its payload. The Dragon began experiencing trouble after it reached orbit and disconnected from its Falcon 9 rocket; SpaceX noticed problematic pressure readings that prevented the company from activating all of the spacecraft’s thruster pods that are required to approach the space station. But NASA says that the ISS Mission Management Team “unanimously agreed” that the Dragon’s propulsion and other systems are now ready, and it is now scheduled to link up with the ISS on Sunday at 6:01 AM ET.


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