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"Spaceship Janice Voss" arrived at space station
On July 16, 2014 the American "Cygnus” (CRS-2) private unmanned supply spacecraft was docked to the International Space Station (ISS). The Cygnus spacecraft was grappled by a robotic arm operated by astronauts inside the space station at 10:36 UTC. The cargo spacecraft was docked to the station’s "Harmony” module. The official time of capture of the "Cygnus” with the Harmony module's common berthing mechanism was 12:53 UTC. Orbital Sciences christened the Cygnus as "Spaceship Janice Voss," naming it for the late astronaut and former Orbital employee.
The "Cygnus” (CRS-2) delivered about 1,500 kg of supplies for the ISS and its crew. Among the research investigations aboard Cygnus are a flock of Earth-imaging nanosatellites, hardware to enable a trio of free-flying robots to perform 3D mapping inside the ISS and a host of student experiments.
This is the second of the eight Antares and Cygnus cargo delivery missions to the ISS under Orbital's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA.