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[b]SS Sally Ride berthed at space station[/b]
NASA astronaut Nicole Mann, with NASA astronaut Josh Cassada acting as backup, captured Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft, the S.S. Sally Ride, using the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm on Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 5:20 a.m. EST (1020 GMT).
Flight controllers at NASA's Mission Control Center in Houston then took over control of the arm and installed the Cygnus on the Earth-facing port of the Unity node at 9:03 a.m. EST (1403 GMT). The hatches leading into the Sally Ride will be opened by the space station's Expedition 68 crew later on Wednesday.
The Sally Ride arrived at the station with both of its circular solar arrays in the deployed position, but only one unfurled. Northrop Grumman and NASA are studying the situation to understand what happened.
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