Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Rendzevous and Installation to the International Space Station

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station Nov. 14 after a two-day journey following its launch Nov. 12 on the company’s Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Dubbed the “SS Gene Cernan” after the late Gemini and Apollo astronaut who was the last man to walk on the moon, Cygnus was captured by Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli of ESA (the European Space Agency) and Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA using the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm. Cygnus was loaded with some 3 ½ tons of supplies and science experiments for the Expedition crew members on the unique orbiting laboratory and is scheduled to remain attached to the Unity module until early January.

Source: NASA Television

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