Congratulations to Orbital Sciences and NASA on the successful capture of the Cygnus module by the robotic arm under the control of US astronaut Karen Nyberg and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano.

The module will be slowly brought up to the Harmony module for berthing around 9:00 am EDT.

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[ Update Sept.30.13: Here is a NASA video of highlights of the capture and berthing:

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