Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

President Trump and daughter Ivanka plan a congratulatory call to the station later Monday morning.

Two days after a Russian Soyuz spacecraft ferried two fresh crew members to the International Space Station, a commercial cargo ship loaded with some 7,600 pounds of supplies and equipment completed its own rendezvous early Saturday and was pulled in for berthing by the lab's robot arm. The goal of the call is to congratulate the successful astronaut for her extraordinary achievements in space.

Space station commander Peggy Whitson — who on Monday will set a USA record for most accumulated time in orbit — notified Mission Control when the capsule was captured.

She is bound to surpass the record previously established by Jeff Williams of 534 days.

She also holds the record for most spacewalks by a female astronaut. Whitson took her eighth spacewalk in March. The live feed from 250 miles above Earth will be encoded with AWS Elemental encoding software on board the International Space Station (ISS) and on the ground at Johnson Space Center. Her first stint as commander was in April 2008 and she's commanding the current crew.




Whitson also is the first woman to command the space station; she has commanded it twice.

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The Department of Education and NASA are working together, on behalf of the White House, to encourage classrooms throughout America to tune-in to this historic event.

Students are required to access STEM on Station to make use of extra information regarding the activities of astronauts while they develop demonstrations for STEM concepts like surface tension and Newton's Laws of Motion.

The unmanned commercial spacecraft, on its seventh contracted resupply mission for NASA, was grappled by a robotic arm operated by astronauts inside the space station at 6:05 a.m. EDT (1005 GMT), the US space agency said.

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