Astronaut Commands Robotic Arm to Capture Cygnus Cargo Craft

Cygnus Captured
The Cygnus space freighter is grappled by the Canadarm2 after a three-day trip to the space station.

At 5:26 a.m. EDT, Expedition 55 Flight Engineer Scott Tingle of NASA successfully captured Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft using the International Space Station’s robotic arm, backed by NASA Astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel. Robotic ground controllers will position Cygnus for installation to the orbiting laboratory’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module.

NASA TV coverage of operations to install the Cygnus, dubbed the S.S. James “J.R.” Thompson, to the space station’s Unity module will resume at 7:30 a.m.


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3 thoughts on “Astronaut Commands Robotic Arm to Capture Cygnus Cargo Craft”

  1. Mükemmel. insanlık tarihinin en büyük sunumu . Teşekkürler.
    Excellent. the greatest presentation of human history. Thank you

  2. Dear iss Team while floating into the Space Next time please capture the picture of Karachi Pakistan at night and tag me with “wadood”.I am a only taking interest in NASA at my region. It’s my wish I hope you can’t ignore me. .concern authorities plz take out some time from your busy schedule to send this msg to ISS team

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