May 14, 2014
(10 March 2011) --- In the grasp of the International Space Station's Canadarm2, the Kounotori2 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-2) is moved from the space-facing side of the Harmony node back to the Earth-facing port of Harmony. HTV-2 had been moved to the top of Harmony prior to space shuttle Discovery's arrival for the STS-133 mission. The HTV-2, loaded with trash and materials no longer needed by the station crew, will be unberthed for the final time on March 28 and deorbited the following day. Earth's horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for the scene.
Topics: Space technology, Spacecraft, Spaceflight, ExPRESS Logistics Carrier, HTV-1, STS-133, International Space Station, Harmony, H-II Transfer Vehicle, Kounotori 2, Unmanned resupply spacecraft, Japanese space program