December 6, 2013
(27 July 2012) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide is pictured near the windows in the International Space Station's Cupola as the unpiloted Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3) approaches the station. Hoshide and NASA astronaut Joe Acaba (out of frame), both Expedition 32 flight engineers, used the station's Canadarm2 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.
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