The European Space Agency’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) resupply spacecraft is speeding toward a docking with the International Space Station (ISS), following a smooth countdown and liftoff from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, early March 23. The March 28 docking is scheduled for 6:32 p.m. EDT, following a series of phasing maneuvers coordinated by the ATV Control Center in Toulouse, France, with ISS controllers in Houston and Moscow. Onboard the station, ...

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