NASA TV and UStream are currently livestreaming the SpaceX Dragon capsule’s arrival at the International Space Station.
Not only is the footage from above Earth’s atmosphere awesome to watch, but this moment is also a historic one, in that it marks the first time that a commercial spacecraft will land at the Station.
As was mentioned earlier this week, Space Exploration Technologies launched its unmanned rocket ship, Falcon 9, on Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The spacecraft contains a Dragon cargo capsule, which is transporting roughly 1,200 pounds of food, water, and supplies for the crew at the International Space Station.
The Falcon 9 is scheduled to return to Earth’s atmosphere on May 31, bringing with it another 1,300 pounds of gear — and hopefully allowing NASA to continue relying on privately chartered, commercial trips to transport supplies to and from the station.