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SS John Young Cargo Craft Docks to Space Station

NASADec 19, 2018, 6:43:19 PM

"Captured Cygnus today with @Astro_Alex…Proud to have The SS John Young on-board!" said astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor today, as the International Space Station crew brought aboard the latest Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo craft, loaded with close to 7,400 pounds of research and supplies.

The Cygnys spacecraft will spend about three months attached to the space station before departing in February 2019. After it leaves the station, the uncrewed spacecraft will deploy several cubesats before its fiery re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere.

Image Credit: NASA

Last Updated: Nov. 19, 2018

Editor: Yvette Smith

Tags: Commercial Resupply, Expedition 57, Image of the Day, International Space Station (ISS)