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HTV approaches the International Space Station
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- Title HTV approaches the International Space Station
- Released 25/09/2009 11:38 am
- Copyright NASA
ISS020-E-041292 (17 Sept. 2009) --- Backdropped by Earth's horizon and the blackness of space, the unpiloted Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) approaches the International Space Station. Once the HTV was in range, NASA astronaut Nicole Stott, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk and ESA astronaut Frank De Winne, all Expedition 20 flight engineers, used the Station's robotic arm to grab the cargo craft and attach it to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node. The attachment was completed at 00:26 CEST on 18 September 2009. The Japanese Kibo complex (top right) and the Canadarm2 (bottom right) are also visible in the image.