This Week at NASA: Dragon Launch, Mercury and More

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This Week at NASA: Dragon Launch, Mercury and More.

On April 14, a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the company's sixth NASA-contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station.

When it arrived three days later, the Dragon was captured by the Expedition 43 crew with the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm and attached to the orbital laboratory where it will remain for about a month. The supply ship delivered more than two tons of science experiments and cargo. Also, New Horizons nearing Pluto, MESSENGER's accomplishments, Budget hearings, Space Symposium and International Space Apps Challenge.

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