European Ship Docks at Space Station

By: AP
By: AP

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (AP) - A new cargo ship has successfully
docked at the international space station, bringing food, water and
other supplies.
The unmanned European ship is the first of its kind. It was
maneuvered by flight controllers at a European Space Agency center
in Toulouse, France. NASA's Mission Control in Houston and the
Russian control center outside Moscow kept close watch on today's
operations. So did the space station's three residents.
The disposable cargo ships are the European Space Agency's major
contribution to the space station. Once unloaded, they will be
detached from the space station, and sent to a fiery re-entry over
the Pacific.
This ship is named the Jules Verne, after the French novelist
who wrote about fanciful voyages by land, sea and air.

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