Nasa daily picture for November 19: SS John Young Cargo Craft Docks to Space Station

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Cygnus cargo craft

"Captured Cygnus today with …Proud to have The SS John Young on-board!" So said, astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor on November 19, 2018, as the International Space Station crew brought aboard the SS John Young, which is loaded with 7,500 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware. This is the 10th commercial resupply mission for Northrop Grumman launched from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

The Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the space station today and astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor grappled the spacecraft using the station’s robotic arm. After capture, ground controllers commanded the robotic arm to rotate and install Cygnus on the bottom of the station’s Unity module.

Image Credit: NASA



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