30/05/2012 05:41 BST | Updated 30/05/2012 05:53 BST

SpaceX Dragon Pictured In Orbit With International Space Station (PHOTOS)

With Earth's horizon and thin line of atmosphere in the background, the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft has never looked more beautiful.

After its successful launch Dragon became the first commercially developed space vehicle to dock with the ISS.

The capsule is now set to return to earth on Thursday.

The latest three images provided by Nasa show the ship as it is grappled by the Canadarm2 robotic arm at the space station.

Flight Engineers Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers grappled Dragon on to the Earth-facing side of the station on 25 May.

The mission is unmanned, but the capsule delivered 1,000 pounds of clothing, food, computer equipment and student experiments to the ISS.

Take a look at the stunning photos below.

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