Commercial Cargo Ship Docks at Space Station Wednesday: Watch It Live – Yahoo News

30 in Sacramento, Calif., just got a little more interesting. Already featuring a bantamweight championship rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao, UFC 177 on Tuesday gained another title bout. content partner Yahoo! Sports first reported, and UFC officials later confirmed, that Demetrious Johnson would make a quick return from his June 14 flyweight title defense to put his belt on the line in the UFC 177 co-main event against Chris Cariaso. Johnson (20-2-1) has been untouchable since dropping from bantamweight down to the 125-pound division. He has fought once to a draw in the initial flyweight tournament, but has since won six consecutive bouts, including four title defenses. Johnson only seems to improve every fight out, never looking better than his UFC 174 defense in Vancouver, where he dominated Ali Bagautinov. Most had anticipated Johnsons next defense to be a rematch with John Dodson, but that was before it came to light that Dodson needed knee surgery that would likely more? info… keep him sidelined until sometime in 2015.

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[ Gallery: Orbital Sciences’ Orb-2 Cargo Mission in Photos ] Cygnus has been playing catch-up with the space station ever since liftoff. The spacecraft was about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) below the space station and trailing the outpost by 168 miles (270 km) as of 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) on Tuesday, Orbital Sciences representatives wrote in a Twitter update . The cylindrical vessel will approach the station from below, stopping when it’s about 33 feet (10 meters) away. Then, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, the space station’s current commander, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst, a flight engineer with the European Space Agency, will capture Cygnus with the robotic arm attached to the space station. Gerst apparently had been practicing his grappling techniques with the Canadian-made robotic limb, known as Canadarm2. On July 11, the astronaut posted a picture of himself at the controls with the accompanying text: “A big moment in an astro’s life: after 100s of sims, moving the real #ISS robotic arm for the 1st time. Felt great!” Like a Cobra in front of its prey.

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