Giant robotic arm catches SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft

Capsule launched from Florida two days ago

By Amir Vera, CNN

Crew members on the International Space Station caught and installed SpaceX's Dragon cargo Monday morning.

They helped control a giant robotic arm to catch the spacecraft carrying 5,500 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, according to NASA's International Space Station blog.

It launched from Florida two days ago.

"Capture confirmed! Dragon is now attached to the @Space_Station robotic arm," SpaceX said on Twitter.

SpaceX also tweeted a time lapse of the capture.

The space station's Expedition 59 began in March and ends in June.

Its crew includes six astronauts: three Americans, a Canadian, a Russian and one from Turkmenistan.

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