With the smooth linkup, Orbital Sciences Corp. became only the second company to accomplish such a far-flung shipment.
The space station astronauts used their ship's huge robot arm to grab the Cygnus capsule, as the two vessels zoomed 260 miles above the Indian Ocean.
"Everybody is just so excited," Mission Control radioed. Ground teams described the achievement as "epic" and "superb.'"
Orbital Sciences launched the Cygnus capsule on this test flight from Virginia on Sept. 18.