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Posted by: In: Space 05 Mar 2013 0 comments

For the third time the Dragon Capsule, product of private company SpaceX, has docked successfully with the International Space Station. The mission launched on Friday and was scheduled to dock with the ISS just a day later, but due to an anomaly with its engines, it did not make it to the rendezvous until Sunday.

With the dismantling of the Orbiter program, NASA is now turning to private companies for scheduled deliveries of payloads, and will continue to rely on them through at least the year 2020. Two other companies, Boeing and Sierra Nevada Corp., have contracts for ferrying crews and supplies to the space station, however their vehicles are still in testing and certification stages.

Currently, the only way for a human to get to space is on the Russian Soyuz rocket.