Russian Cargo Craft Docks to Station and Delivers Goods

Nov. 18, 2018: International Space Station Configuration
Nov. 18, 2018: International Space Station Configuration. Three spaceships are docked at the space station including the Progress 70 and Progress 71 resupply ships and the Soyuz MS-09 crew ship.

Traveling about 252 miles over Algeria, the unpiloted Russian Progress 71 cargo ship docked at 2:28 p.m. EST to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module on the Russian segment of the International Space Station.

In addition to the arrival of Progress today, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the space station with about 7,400 pounds of cargo after launching at 4:01 a.m. Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

The Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the orbital laboratory Monday, Nov. 19. Expedition 57 astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) will use the space station’s robotic arm to grapple Cygnus about 5:20 a.m. Watch installation coverage beginning at 4 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Learn more about station activities by following @space_station and @ISS_Research Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

4 thoughts on “Russian Cargo Craft Docks to Station and Delivers Goods”

      1. Guys you are doing a great job out there ☺️
        Just couple of qiestion…who is responsible for the “shopping list” ? Who does it on space station and who manages it on earth to load all of the ordered items and food ? Does every astronaut has a assigned weight or volume of items ? What can you order ?
        What not, what is big No-Go ?
        Alcohol, Cigaretes ?

        1. Crew members are assigned a small amount of personal items they launch with aboard Soyuz spacecraft. A space station inventory system tracks food consumption, cargo usage, location of items, etc… Cargo ships are packed carefully with fresh fruit, care packages from families, station hardware and science experiments.

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