A week before Christmas, many may be feeling crunched to get through their lists. There’s the gift list, the shopping list, the cooking list. And for astronauts on board the International Space Station, there’s the list of 4,800 pounds worth of supplies and payloads to unpack from a used SpaceX Dragon capsule that arrived there Sunday morning. Meanwhile, the space station astronauts expect the arrival of three more crewmembers on Tuesday. “It’s a beautiful spacecraft and we’re looking forward to digging into it and getting some science on board,” astronaut Joe Acaba of NASA said once he and crewmate Mark Vande Hei manipulated the space station’s robotic arm to snag the Dragon capsule at 5:57 a.m. EST as they orbited some 252 miles above Earth, according to Space.com . A few hours earlier, at 2:21 a.m. EST on Sunday, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige “Neemo” Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and astronaut Scott “Maker” Tingle of NASA launched aboard a Soyuz space capsule from Kazakhstan. The trio are now orbiting Earth and plan to rendezvous with the space station at 3:43 a.m. EST on Tuesday, according to NASA . The Dragon capsule now parked at the space… Read full this story
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