"This is the start of a real new era," said Dutch spaceman Andre Kuipers, who will help Pettit snare the Dragon and pull it to the space station with a robotic arm.
Commercial rocket will fly to the space station →
"Ready to monitor the approaching Dragon spacecraft in bright sunlight and complete darkness," Kuipers said via Twitter on Monday.
SpaceX will try 1st private cargo run again Tues. →
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