Photos captured by astronauts on the International Space Station show a Japanese cargo freighter, covered with reflective solar panels and golden insulation, on final approach to the 250-mile-high outpost.
The fifth HTV supply ship delivered more than 9,500 pounds of cargo to the space station Monday after a five-day trip from a Japanese launch pad, restocking the orbiting research lab’s pantry after back-to-back cargo mission failures in April and June.
Space station crew members later began unpacking the HTV’s pressurized cargo cabin, posing for photos with fresh fruit stowed aboard the supply
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