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The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo craft that launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida March 22 arrived at the International Space Station March 26 carrying almost 7,500 pounds of food, supplies and science experiments for the six crew members aboard the orbital outpost.

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams is now the first American to become a three-time, long-term resident of the International Space Station.

The Soyuz rocket that will carry three new crew members to the International Space Station Friday evening stands ready for launch in Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, the orbiting trio awaiting reinforcements is busy with medical science and preparations for upcoming cargo missions.

The three residents onboard the International Space Station are busy today researching space science to benefit life on Earth and future crews. The trio is also ramping up to welcome a new set of Expedition 47-48 crew members when they arrive at the end of the week.

This morning the three Expedition 47 crew members practiced evacuating the International Space Station in the event of an emergency. Afterward, it was back to work on advanced space science and orbital lab maintenance.

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