HOUSTON—Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) overcame an unexpected satellite communications interruption early Dec. 8 to proceed with the berthing of SpaceX’s 16th NASA-contracted Dragon resupply capsule carrying a 5,700-lb. cargo of science experiments, technology demonstrations, crew supplies and station hardware. ISS commander Alexander Gerst, of the European Space Agency, and NASA’s Serena Aunon-Chancellor teamed to grapple the capsule using the ...


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