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The Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle departs from the International Space Station
- Title The Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle departs from the International Space Station
- Released 09/11/2009 5:09 pm
- Copyright NASA
ISS021-E-017073 (30 Oct. 2009) --- Backdropped by Earth's horizon and the blackness of space, the unpiloted Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), filled with trash and unneeded items, departs from the International Space Station. ESA astronaut Frank De Winne, Expedition 21 commander; NASA astronaut Nicole Stott and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, both flight engineers, used the Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to grab the HTV cargo craft and unberth it from the Harmony node's nadir port. The HTV was successfully unberthed and released from the Station's Canadarm2 on 30 October 2009.
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