It's Always fascinating me to have had learn about our universe, but since I was here in planet earth I must learn more before sky fall. I need some clarity of my existence before aliens taking me away...okay, so I'm sorry, I can't have few places at the same time...I need to slow down...but its'nt goodbye I will be around and look the picture I love...says Astro. Reid Wisemann...cheers NASA
The spacecraft is loaded with more than 4,300 pounds of supplies, science experiments, and technology demonstrations, including critical materials to support about 40 of more than 250 science and research investigations during the station's Expeditions 43 and 44. The capsule is scheduled to spend five weeks attached to the station.
For an overview of newly delivered science investigations aboard Dragon, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/spacex_six/
Operations to berth Dragon to the space station begin at approximately 9:40 a.m. EDT/13:40 UTC. NASA TV coverage will resume at 9:15 a.m. at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
Operations are progressing ahead of schedule, so NASA Television coverage will resume at 8:45 a.m. EDT/12:45 UTC at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv.
Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency is at the robotic work station in the orbiting complex's cupola. Expedition 43 Commander Terry Virts of NASA is assisting her.
SpaceX reported all spacecraft systems are ready for the final stages of rendezvous, and space station flight controllers reported the orbiting outpost is ready for the commercial spacecraft's arrival. The International Space Station and Dragon flight control teams are proceeding toward rendezvous and grapple at 7 a.m. EDT.
The spacecraft is delivering more than 4,300 pounds of supplies, science experiments, and technology demonstrations for the Expeditions 43 crew members. Learn more: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/spacex_six/
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