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Space Station gets special Easter delivery

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Apr 20, 2014

When you're living in an International Space Station, another type of animal takes over for the Easter bunny, who's too busy hopping on land: the Dragon. 

That's the name of a cargo ship loaded with supplied which spent two days chasing the International Space Station after it was launched from Cape Canaveral. On Sunday it finally docked with the Space Station.

"'Gentlemen, the Easter Dragon is knocking at the door,' NASA's Mission Control said as the capsule was bolted into place," reports Fox News. "Astronauts used a robot arm to capture the capsule 260 miles above Egypt."

This was the fourth delivery for station owners SpaceX. The Dragon brought "more than 2 tons of food, spacewalking gear and experiments -- including mating fruit flies, a little veggie hothouse and legs for the resident robot. NASA also packed family care packages for the six spacemen," further reports Fox News.

The two Americans on board are gearing up to replace a dead computer in space on Apr. 23. The Dragon will remain attached to the station until mid-May when the samples will be returned to Earth for further analysis.

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.