Progress66 cargo ship has docked with the International Space Station just twenty-four hours after the SpaceX Dragon supply ship is captured and attached to the Harmony module. Now comes the unloading of important science, research, maintenance and crew supplies.
Traveling about 250 miles over the south Pacific, the un-piloted Progress66 Russian cargo ship docked at 3:30 a.m. EST to the Pirs Docking Compartment of the International Space Station.
For more information about the current crew and the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station.
The following is detail of the Dragon docking procedure:
The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 8:12 a.m. EST. The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is scheduled to be opened this afternoon. The capsule will spend about four weeks attached to the station.
For an overview of the science delivered to station aboard Dragon, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/SX10_science
With Dragon now berthed to station, the Expedition 50 crew will focus on its next cargo delivery, which is scheduled to arrive in less than 24 hours. The Russian Progress66 was launched on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from Kazakhstan. It will arrive on station Friday morning for an automated docking at 3:34 a.m. EST and remain on the station until June. NASA Television will cover its arrival beginning at 2:45 a.m. EST.
Written By: Mark Garcia NASA
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