16 July 2014
Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo spacecraft that launched on Sunday successfully docked with the International Space Station Wednesday at 8:53 a.m. EDT. The Expedition 40 crew will begin unloading food, supplies, and science investigations when the hatch is opened Thursday. Included on the Cygnus spacecraft is the Λ-Sat satellite, the first ever Greek satellite, developed by Periklis Papadopoulos of the University of San Jose. Once launched it will examine the cosmic radiation on graphenium while at low earth orbit conditions. Cygnus is scheduled to spend about a month attached to the station. (Image Credit: NASA)
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