Up in space, a historic marriage of NASA Space Station and the private SpaceX Dragon space capsule.

FOX News Radio's Hank Weinbloom reports:

The Space Station is draggin' the Dragon. With the spacecraft 30 feet apart zooming along at 17,000 miles an hour, crew member Don Pettit reached from the Space Station with a mechanical arm and on the first try...

(Mission Control) "Capture is confirmed!"

Completing a historic marriage of NASA to a private spacecraft.

(Mission Control) "Great job guys!"

An exultant moment for the Space Station crew...

(Radio Chatter) "Looks like we got us a Dragon by the tail!"

This whole SpaceX flight is just an expensive test. But NASA needs private companies, like SpaceX to bring cargo, and eventually crew to the Space Station now that the space shuttles aren't flying anymore.

Hank Weinbloom, FOX News Radio.

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