New Module Successfully Docks to Space Station

new module with solar panels flies near space station with Earth in background
Nauka approaches the space station, preparing to dock.

The uncrewed Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), named Nauka, the Russian word for “science,” arrived at the International Space Station’s Zvezda service module on the Earth-facing side of the Russian segment at 9:29 a.m. EDT, eight days after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.  

Nauka will serve as a new science facility, docking port, and spacewalk airlock for future operations.

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  1. So glad the professionalism of the multinational teams in space and on the ground responded so well to the inadvertent Nauka thruster firing. Wishing you all well as you prepare for the arrival of Starliner. I am in complete awe of all that you achieve every day in orbit. God bless you all.

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