SPACE STA­TION GETS 2 CARGO DE­LIV­ER­IES IN RECORD 15 HOURS

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The In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion has re­ceived two cargo de­liv­er­ies in a record 15 hours.

A U.S. com­mer­cial ship­ment ar­rived Mon­day, two days af­ter blast­ing off from Vir­ginia. NASA Astro­naut Ser­ena Aunon-Chan­cel­lor used the space sta­tion’s ro­bot arm to grab Northrop Grum­man’s cap­sule. It’s named af­ter Apollo 16 moon­walker and the first space shut­tle com­man­der John Young, who died in Jan­uary.

The sta­tion’s Ger­man com­man­der,

Alexan­der Gerst, tweeted, “Wel­come aboard, S.S. John Young!”

Ice cream and other fresh food are the first things com­ing out.

On Sun­day, a Rus­sian sup­ply ship brought a full load.

NASA says it is the quick­est back-to-back ship­ments for the space sta­tion, which marks its 20th an­niver­sary Tues­day. The sup­ply ships will re­main there for a few months, be­fore be­ing filled with trash and cut loose.

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