A "Dragon" freighter has arrived at the International Space Station ISS with experiments by students from Stuttgart, Munich and Hanover as well as supplies on board. The unmanned freighter of Elon Musk's private space company SpaceX docked at the ISS on Thursday, as shown by live images from the US space agency Nasa. On Tuesday, the "Dragon" was launched at the Cape Canaveral spaceport in the US state of Florida.
On board the freighter are, among other things, four projects by student teams from Hanover, Stuttgart, Munich and Luxembourg, which, according to the German Aerospace Center, won a competition in 2021. The experiments deal, among other things, with plant growth in weightlessness and the question of how spacecraft can be made less susceptible to repairs.