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iss050e013731 (Dec. 13, 2016) --- Expedition 50 crew members Thomas Pesquet of ESA (left) and Shane Kimbrough of NASA (right) work inside the Cupola module to robotically capture the Japanese HTV-6 cargo craft. HTV-6 launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on Friday, Dec. 9 and arrived at the space station on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The vehicle was loaded with more than 4.5 tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiment hardware for the six-person station crew, including six new lithium-ion batteries and adapter plates that will replace the nickel-hydrogen batteries currently used on the station to store electrical energy generated by the station’s solar arrays.

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Taken on December 13, 2016