ATV Georges Lemaitre Approaches the Space Station

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ATV Georges Lemaitre

The "Georges Lemaitre" Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5), photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member, is about to dock to the aft port of the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module.

Docking occurred at 8:30 a.m. (CDT) as the ATV and the station flew 260 miles over southern Kazakhstan, following a two-week period of free-flight.

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