Soichi Noguchi, a Japanese astronaut staying at the International Space Station, operated a robot arm to catch a supply transport ship loaded with food.

The International Space Station is located in outer space at an altitude of 400 km, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi is staying for a long time with six astronauts from the United States and Russia.

Mr. Noguchi operated the robot arm to catch the American space carrier "Cygnus" equipped with supplies such as food and equipment.

"Cygnus" slowly approached against the background of the earth, and the robot arm of the space station succeeded in catching it as planned.

This is Mr. Noguchi's third space flight, but it is the first time he has operated a robot arm to catch a transport ship.

Mr. Noguchi, who arrived at the space station on board an American private spacecraft that entered the operational stage for the first time last year, is planning to return to Earth after the end of April after conducting scientific experiments.