Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured Space Exploration Technologies' Dragon cargo ship on Friday, the first privately owned vehicle to reach the orbital outpost.
Using the station's 17 metre robotic crane, NASA astronaut Don Pettit caught Dragon just before 10am this morning EDT. The two spacecraft were 400 kilometers over northwest Australia, moving at 28,000 kph.
The capsule is carrying about 550 kilograms of food, water, clothing and supplies for the station crew. It will be repacked with equipment to come back to Earth, and depart the station on May 31.
Splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California should occur later that day.
This makes SpaceX the first private company to successfully launch their own spacecraft to the orbital outpost.