PHOTOS: Dragon flies under space station

Posted: May 24, 2012

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured these views of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft Thursday as it flew about 1.5 miles under the outpost in a test of navigation and communications systems.

The fly-under procedure was a crucial check of Dragon's health and performance before its rendezvous and berthing with the space station Friday.

Credit: NASA

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