December 6, 2013
(27 July 2012) --- Backdropped by Earth's horizon and the blackness of space, the International Space Station's Canadarm2 grapples the unpiloted Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3) as it approaches the station. NASA astronaut Joe Acaba and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, both Expedition 32 flight engineers, used the station's robotic arm to capture and berth the HTV-3 to the Earth-facing port of the station's Harmony node. The attachment was completed at 10:34 a.m. (EDT) on July 27, 2012.
Topics: Environment, Japanese space program, Space technology, Spaceflight, Disaster Accident, Technology Internet, H-II Transfer Vehicle, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Akihiko Hoshide, Canadarm2, Canadian space program, Unmanned resupply spacecraft, International Space Station, Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight