ATV to dock to ISS today

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The first automated rendezvous of a non-Russian vehicle with the ISS will be taking place shortly. The Jules Verne ATV is scheduled to dock at 14:40 UT. Coverage on NASA TV starts at 14:00 UT. ATV passed demo days #1 and #2 with flying colors, which enabled the controllers to give a go for today's docking attempt.
 
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Textbook docking. My company just lost 10-15% of our work. Of course, this was the best way to lose work: successful completion of a project.
 
Congrats
Trust me, succes is the best precursor for future contracts (although I don't know how much y'all went overbudget.
 
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Textbook docking. My company just lost 10-15% of our work. Of course, this was the best way to lose work: successful completion of a project.
So are you gainfully unemployed now? :smile:

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Still gainfully employed. In fact, we're still hiring. We knew this particular project was coming to an end quite some time ago. It ended quite nicely. BTW, I misspoke. I should have said my employer, rather than my company. I am but a peon ...
 
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They said on the news that the Jules delivered supplies and then would take on trash to burn up on re entry. They also said that no one was on the station. What actually did the transfer?
 
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They said on the news that the Jules delivered supplies and then would take on trash to burn up on re entry. They also said that no one was on the station.
You either heard wrong or the news you watched got it wrong. No one was on the Jules Verne. A crew of five were (and are) onboard the ISS at the time of docking: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition16/index.html" [Broken].
 
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Twould take on trash to burn up on re entry.
Is that why there are women astronauts? Somebody has to make the guys take the trash out!
 
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So are you gainfully unemployed now? :smile:

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Hey, that's my job! BTW; I'm going to have to change my sig now; I got hired.

... They also said that no one was on the station. What actually did the transfer?
Who said that? There are personell on the station, they had to make ready to evacuate if that 22-ton monster came in with anything but the gentlest of intentions.

Watched the whole thing on NASA tv; truly lovely.
 
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You either heard wrong or the news you watched got it wrong. No one was on the Jules Verne. A crew of five were (and are) onboard the ISS at the time of docking: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition16/index.html" [Broken].
Ahhh. That makes more sense. Thanks.
 
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Is that why there are women astronauts? Somebody has to make the guys take the trash out!
Some women would say "look at the extents we have to go to to get you to take the trash out!"
 

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