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NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Tim Kopra of NASA, Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency), and Yuri Malenchenko of Roscosmos joined their Expedition 46 crewmates aboard the orbiting laboratory when the hatches between the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft and the International Space Station officially opened at 2:58 p.m. EST.

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth on Friday. The landing in Kazakhstan wrapped up a space mission that lasted 141 days and returned samples from several NASA human research experiments aboard the station.

On Dec. 11 aboard the International Space Station, NASA's Kjell Lindgren, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, bid farewell to crew members remaining on the station -- including Commander Scott Kelly, NASA's one-year mission astronaut.

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Three International Space Station crew members are preparing to return to Earth early Friday after 141 days in space.

The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship was bolted into place on the International Space Station's Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 9:26 a.m. EST. Cygnus will be the first cargo ship to be berthed to the Earth-facing port on the Unity module.

The first of two Christmas space deliveries is set to arrive early Wednesday morning. Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo craft is on its way to the International Space Station where it will be captured and berthed to the Unity module around 6:10 a.m. EST/11:10 a.m. UTC. The next holiday shipment will be delivered Dec. 23 aboard Russia's Progress 62 resupply ship.

Today: Orbital ATK (OA)-4 Launch: The Enhanced Cygnus spacecraft was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket on Sunday at 3:44pm CST. Sunday's launch sets the stage for ISS rendezvous and capture on Wednesday, December 9th. Cygnus will be delivering approximately 3,500 kg of pressurized cargo to the ISS.

Today: Orbital ATK (OA)-4 Launch Attempt: Today's planned launch of OA-4 from Cape Canaveral, Florida was scrubbed due to ground wind violations.

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Because of thick clouds with freezing temperatures and precipitation that violated the weather rules for launching, Orbital ATK and United Launch Alliance have postponed the planned launch of the Atlas V rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft. It is Orbital ATK's fourth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.

Orbital ATK rolled out its Cygnus resupply ship to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pad in Florida today. Cygnus will launch atop an Atlas V rocket at 5:55 p.m. EST Thursday. The private U.S. space freighter will deliver new science experiments and crew supplies to the International Space Station crew early Sunday.

A trio of International Space Station residents is getting ready to return to Earth while a new crew in Kazakhstan is preparing to replace them. Meanwhile, a pair of space freighters, the Orbital ATK Cygnus and Russia's Progress 62 (62P), is being readied for liftoff as another docked cargo craft is being packed before it's undocking.

See the highlights of recent research conducted on the International Space Station.

Today: EXPRESS (EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station) Rack 8 Laptop Software Load: Kelly supported the ongoing software updates to ISS EXPRESS Rack laptops by copying a software load to the EXPRESS Rack 8 laptop. These software updates include enhanced security with the Windows 7 operating system, new features and support for new capabilities.

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Today: Robonaut 2 Troubleshooting: Lindgren continued troubleshooting Robonaut's Compact Peripheral Component Interface today.

Crews and cargo shipments will be coming and going at the International Space Station during a busy December in space. Two resupply ships will arrive, one cargo craft will leave and an Expedition 45 trio will head home before an Expedition 46 trio replaces it.

The next cargo mission to the International Space Station is set to launch Dec. 3 at 5:55 p.m. EST. The Orbital ATK Cygnus commercial cargo craft will arrive Dec. 6 when it will be grappled with the Canadarm2 and berthed to the Unity module.

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