back to article ISS 'nauts prepare for Cygnus space truck consensual grappling

International Space Station residents Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren are preparing to grapple the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo truck, which blasted off for the orbiting outpost on Sunday evening. The pair will grab Cygnus using the ISS's Canadarm2 robotic limb and dock it with the ISS's Unity module at around 11:10 GMT this …

  1. Crisp Silver badge

    All it needs is The Blue Danube as a sound track.

    See title.

    1. Rustident Spaceniak
      Facepalm

      Re: All it needs is The Blue Danube as a sound track.

      In space, no-one can hear you waltz.

      1. A K Stiles
        Pirate

        Re: All it needs is The Blue Danube as a sound track.

        It was just a shame that, with about 3 minutes to go, NASA lost the video feed and resorted to illustrating the grab using computer graphics not entirely dissimilar to those in Frontier.

        Fortunately no space pirates appear to have been involved in this process

        1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

          Re: Re: All it needs is The Blue Danube as a sound track.

          Yeah, I was just settling in for a good final grapple when the live action was cut.

          1. LINCARD1000
            Coffee/keyboard

            Re: All it needs is The Blue Danube as a sound track.

            I say, old chap!

            Don't scare the horses! :-)

        2. Johndoe888

          Re: All it needs is The Blue Danube as a sound track.

          Hopefully any pirates in the area will be Harmless or Mostly Harmless.

  2. imanidiot Silver badge

    I'm sure the ISS 'nauts are relieved

    They were due for a good grappling

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