SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station after GPS glitch delay | Reuters

By Irene Klotz
| CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A SpaceX cargo ship reached the International Space Station on Thursday, delivering science experiments, food and supplies to astronauts a day later than planned due to a GPS data glitch.

A NASA television broadcast showed the Dragon ship, filled with nearly 5,500 pounds (2,500 kg) of cargo, flying itself to the station, which orbits about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth.

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France then used the station’s 58-foot (17.6 m) robot arm to pluck the gumdrop-shaped capsule from orbit at 5:44 a.m. EST (1044 GMT).

“Looks like we’ve got a great capture,” U.S. station commander Shane Kimbrough radioed to Mission Control in Houston.

Ground control teams took over operations to drive the capsule to a docking port, triggering automatic bolts…

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