European Space Truck Docks With ISS

Posted: Apr 3 2008, 11:32am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:10am CDT, in News | Other Stuff

/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";

Buy This Now On Amazon

Europe’s new contribution to the ISS has been dubbed the space truck. The craft is fully automated and requires no crew to rendezvous with the ISS and complete a docking procedure. The craft carries nearly 5 tons of food and water as well as other necessities to the crew of three astronauts on the ISS.

Today at 1455 GMT the space Truck, officially called the automated transfer vehicle docked with the ISS for the first time. BBC News reports that the craft moved at only a few centimeters per second and docked with the Zvezda module.

Alan Thirkettle told BBC News, "This is a first in the world - this is a fully automatic spacecraft that docked with the space station, totally under its own control, and that's never been done before by anybody at all; so from a purely technical point of view, it's really quite incredible."

Via BBC News

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem

Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News


The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Tech and Car expert Shane McGlaun (Google) reports about what's new in these two sectors. His extensive experience in testing cars, computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at




comments powered by Disqus