JAPANESE CARGO SHIP SET TO LEAVE FRIDAY

The Japanese HTV-6 resupply ship is pictured attached to the Harmony module during robotics operations.

After over a month being docked at the International Space Station, the Japanese resupply ship, HTV-6 will return to earth Friday with 4.5 tons of return cargo. NASA TV will cover the event. Mission controllers are preparing to release Japan’s Kounotori cargo ship from the International Space Station at the end of the week. Meanwhile,… Continue reading JAPANESE CARGO SHIP SET TO LEAVE FRIDAY

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JAPANESE CARGO MISSION TO ISS

While awaiting Japanese cargo ship arrival, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, from France, works inside the Columbus lab module.

The crew of the International Space Station is anticipating arrival of the Japanese cargo ship HTV-6 next week. Meanwhile, research and experimentation continues. The Expedition 50 crew is getting ready for next week’s arrival and capture of the Japanese resupply ship, the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-6). The six station residents also worked on a pair of… Continue reading JAPANESE CARGO MISSION TO ISS

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