A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Monday following a weekend launch.
Launched last Saturday from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as part of the Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-17) the Dragon spacecraft delivered 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of equipment and experiments.
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques used the station's big robot arm — also made in Canada — to capture the Dragon approximately 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the North Atlantic Ocean. An external cable that normally comes off during launch dangled from the capsule, but it did not interfere with the grappling.
"Welcome on board, Dragon," Saint-Jacques radioed.
"Well done, well captured. Way to make it look easy," Mission Control said.
The Dragon will remain about a month, being filled with science samples for return to Earth. It's the only cargo ship capable of coming back intact.