Non-public cargo ship arrives at house station with meals galore

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A personal cargo ship arrived on the Worldwide House Station with meals galore Friday, following a 1 1/2-day journey from Virginia.

House station astronaut Anne McClain used a robotic arm to seize Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus capsule as they soared 258 miles (415 kilometres) above France.

The Cygnus and its 7,600-pound (three,450-kilogram) cargo rocketed from Wallops Island on Wednesday, finishing the journey briefly order. It holds quite a few science experiments, together with 40 mice participating in a tetanus vaccination research, and three small free-flying robots to help astronauts in and out.

There are additionally greater than 800 meals for the six station residents, together with the makings for a effective Easter meal. NASA packed pork chops with gravy, potatoes au gratin and lemon meringue pudding, amongst different house specialties.

Northrop Grumman named this Cygnus the S.S. Roger Chaffee after the youngest of the three astronauts who died within the Apollo 1 spacecraft hearth in 1967. Chaffee was the one one on the crew who by no means made it to house.

“It’s nice to have the S.S. Roger Chaffee formally on board,” McClain radioed. “We always remember that we stand on the shoulders of giants. Please know that daily we keep in mind his sacrifice and that we’ll proceed to honour his legacy by pursuing his ardour for exploration. To the S.S. Roger Chaffee, welcome aboard.”

In addition to McClain, there are two different Individuals residing on the house station, in addition to two Russians and one Canadian. They may obtain one other cargo in simply over per week from NASA’s different industrial provider, SpaceX.


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