Friday, August 15, 2014

ESA ISS astronaut Alexander Gerst inside ATV-5 Georges Lemaître

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst inside ATV Georges Lemaitre for the first time on orbit after hatch opening.

Alexander wears a facemask to protect against inhaling any fine particles of dust or debris that might have shaken lose at launch. 

One of first things the crew does is install fans and air cleaners to run for several hours inside ATV.
ATV-5 approaches for docking

Credits: Roscomos/O.Artemyev 
The fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle docked with the International Space Station a day earlier on 12 August 2014.

ATV-5 delivered 6.6 tonnes of supplies to the ISS including food, water, fuel, clothes and experiment hardware.

Credits: ESA/NASA

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