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The Mission




Rocket: Falcon 9
Payload: Dragon C2+
Launch Date: May 22, 2012
Launch Time: 0744 GMT (3:44 a.m. EDT)
ISS Grapple: May 25, 2012 @ 1356 GMT (9:56 a.m. EDT)
ISS Departure: May 31, 2012 @ 0935 GMT (5:35 a.m. EDT)
Splashdown: May 31, 2012 @ 1542 GMT (11:42 a.m. EDT)
Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Landing Site: Pacific Ocean

Mission Status Center

Rendezvous photos

Countdown timeline

Launch timeline

Flight day one timeline

Rendezvous timeline

Engine static fire

Wet dress rehearsal

Falcon on the pad

Dragon's new systems

Dragon processing

Dragon background info

Falcon archive




Dragon rendezvous profile

Rendezvous
This diagram shows Dragon's approach to the International Space Station, illustrating a series of rocket burns to move closer to the complex. Credit: NASA

Rendezvous
When Dragon reaches a point 250 meters beneath the space station, astronauts will issue commands to check their ability to tell Dragon to hold or abort its approach. Subsequent hold points will occur at distances of 30 meters and 10 meters, where the station's robot arm will grapple Dragon. Credit: NASA

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