NASA's SpaceX arrives to the International Space Station

International Space Station
Posted at 8:19 AM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 04:22:56-04

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX finally has made good on its delivery of a space station docking port.

A Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday morning, bearing more than 2 tons of supplies. The shipment includes a docking port needed for future rocket ships. SpaceX is working on a crew-worthy Dragon, while Boeing is developing a capsule for astronauts named Starliner.

SpaceX launched its latest Dragon from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday. A year earlier, the first of these new docking rings was destroyed in a SpaceX launch accident. NASA and Boeing - which makes the ports - is working on a replacement that should fly in another 1 ½ years.

The two U.S. space station residents used a robot arm for Wednesday's 250-mile-high Dragon capture.