Progress and Dragon have arrived at Station!

Both of the cargo ships launched in the last week have now arrived at the ISS — Progress first, followed by Dragon.  The crews at the station now have a lot of unpacking to do.  Dragon carries some particularly important cargo: the first DNA sequencing system for the ISS, to facilitate more detailed study of DNA in space, allowing specimens to be studied without having to send them back to Earth first, and of course the first of two International Docking Adapters.  Currently stowed in Dragon’s trunk, this will be attached to one of the two free Pressurized Mating Adapters, converting them from the old APAS system to a modernized system that will require less human interaction during docking.


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