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SpaceX Dragon makes special ISS delivery

SpaceX Dragon docked with the ISS to resupply the crew Monday. (Source: Wiki Commons) SpaceX Dragon docked with the ISS to resupply the crew Monday. (Source: Wiki Commons)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Some much needed supplies reached the International Space Station on Monday.

A SpaceX Dragon is connected to the Space Station after arriving Monday morning.

The special delivery included items like groceries and even some belated Christmas gifts, along with clothing and new experiments.

Dragon pulled up at the orbiting laboratory two days after its liftoff from Florida.

The space station commander used a robot arm to grab the capsule and its more than two tons of cargo.

One of the new experiments delivered to the ISS aims to measure the amount of pollution, dust and smoke in Earth's atmosphere.

The six astronauts on the space station were getting a little low on supplies because the previous supply ship exploded during a launch attempt back in October.

NASA scrambled to get equipment lost in the blast aboard the Dragon, which was stalled for several weeks.

It should have gotten to the space station well before Christmas.

The capsule is expected to remain docked on the ISS for the next four weeks, then fly back to Earth.

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