Crew Marks 10th Anniversary of Robotic Arm’s Launch

ISS Status Report

The six Expedition 27 crew members of the International Space Station worked Tuesday toward completing the mission of a cargo ship, continuing scientific research and practicing roles and responsibilities in the event of an emergency.

The crew also noted a milestone in the station’s history: the 10th anniversary of the launch of the station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2 aboard space shuttle Endeavour on April 19, 2001.

Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Andrey Borisenko, Cady Coleman, Ron Garan, Paolo Nespoli and Alexander Samokutyaev recorded a video message earlier expressing their appreciation for Canadarm2 and its contributions to space station assembly. As Coleman remarked, “Without it, we would not have built this magnificent laboratory in space.”

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