The refurbished Dragon docked with the station Monday at 6:52 a.m. PT, delivering a 6,000-pound (2,720 kilogram) payload to the awaiting astronauts. The cargo includes materials for over 250 science experiments and investigations covering topics as diverse as combustion in microgravity and seed cultivation.
"We finally caught a #Dragon by the tail and we're not letting go!" tweeted astronaut Jack Fischer, who operated the robot arm that heped guide it into place. "It has a ton of great @ISS_Research aboard (& maybe a little ice cream)."
Dragon is scheduled to hang out with the space station for a month before returning to Earth with an anticipated splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
SpaceX is in the middle of a NASA contract covering up to 20 missions to the ISS through 2024. The CRS-11 mission will mark the 100th launch from the historic LC-39A site, which was previously used as a launch pad for Apollo missions.