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Cygnus Launch and Rendezvous with ISS

20 Nov 2017, 13:00 UTC
Cygnus Launch and Rendezvous with ISS
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NASA dixit:
“Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station November 14 after a two-day journey following its launch November 12 on the company’s Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Dubbed the “SS Gene Cernan” after the late Gemini and Apollo astronaut who was the last man to walk on the moon, Cygnus was captured by Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli of ESA (the European Space Agency) and Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA using the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm. Cygnus was loaded with some 3.5 tons of supplies and science experiments for the Expedition crew members on the unique orbiting laboratory and is scheduled to remain attached to the Unity module until early January.”
Video credit: NASA

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