International Space Station and SpaceX tests this morning

Posted on: 4:09 am, May 24, 2012, by , updated on: 08:54am, May 24, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Today was the first SpaceX demonstration day in orbit of the Dragon spacecraft, which is undergoing a series of tests to prove it is ready to dock with the International Space Station on Friday, May 25, 2012. The SpaceX Dragon capsule closed in on the International Space Station early Thursday morning for a series of tests from turning on and off lights to testing communications between the vessel and the ISS. All of the tests so far today have been successful.  Once the checklist is complete, NASA will clear it for its final rendezvous and grapple with the Space Station on Friday.

CLICK HERE to watch the NASA TV stream.
Please note: The live SpaceX coverage may periodically be taken down today when not undergoing testing in coordination with the International Space Station. In those gaps, NASA TV will continue to stream other relevant coverage.

WEB BONUS: NASA and SpaceX successfully launch earlier this week.

Meteorologist Carrie Rose
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