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Space Station Gets Special SpaceX Easter Delivery

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In this April 20, 2014 image made from a frame grabbed from NASA-TV, the SpaceX Dragon resupply capsule is birthed on to the International Space Station at 10:06 a.m. EDT. NASA/AP

SpaceX company's space capsule Dragon delivered two tons of food, gear, experiments and care packages to the six men aboard the International Space Station on Sunday. Dragon chased the space station for two days following its Cape Canaveral launch

While children looked for Easter eggs on planet Earth, astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a gift from the Easter Dragon on Sunday.

Dragon, the name of the SpaceX company’s space capsule, delivered two tons of food, gear, experiments and care packages to the six men aboard the station, the Associated Press reports. Dragon chased the space station for two days following its Friday launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. before astronauts captured it with a robotic arm.

“Gentlemen, the Easter Dragon is knocking at the door,” NASA’s Mission Control said as the capsule was locked into place.

The capsule will remain docked at the space station until May, when it will be sent back home full of samples from experiments the astronauts are conducting onboard.

[AP]

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