Captured cargo

New experiments unloaded onto the space station include studies on fire in space, the effect of lighting on sleep and daily rhythms, collection of health-related data and a new way to measure neutrons.


Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo craft (left) is seen from the Cupola module windows aboard the International Space Station on 23 October 2016. The main robotic work station for controlling the Canadarm2 robotic arm is located inside the Cupola and was used to capture Cygnus upon its arrival.

The Expedition 49 crew will unload approximately 2.2 tons of science investigations, food and supplies from the newly arrived spacecraft.

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