SpaceX CRS-21 Docks to ISS with Nanoracks Airlock in the Trunk

A smooth first launch and docking for the cargo version of Dragon 2. The new vehicle is a big deal, since it has 20% more cargo volume, supports more powered lockers, and can stay on station for about twice as long as the original Dragon. Its approach made for spectacular photos with two Dragons in view.

Most excitingly, the Nanoracks airlock, Bishop, is stored in Dragon’s trunk and will be installed on Node 3 later this month. I’ve been following the Bishop story for a few years now, so I’m excited to see it fly and join Station’s capabilities. NASA and ESA have already purchased a handful of cycles, too.