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A SpaceX delivery packed with Christmas gifts arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, after a brief delay caused by a drop in communication.

Commander Alexander Gerst used the spacecraft's large robotic arm to grab the cargo carrier while the two vessels climbed 400km above the Pacific.

It is the second visit of the space station for this recycled dragon; It was there last year too.

SpaceX has been doing station loading for NASA since 2012.

Two other supply ships are connected to the space station: one Russian and one shipped by NASA's other commercial shipper, Northrop Grumman.



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