Friday, February 19, 2016

Video: Cargo ship departs International Space Station

The Cygnus cargo craft, built by Orbital/ATK in Dulles, Va., departed the International Space Station on Friday, a little over two months after delivering almost four tons of supplies to the station’s residents. Dubbed the “SS Deke Slayton II”, the resupply vehicle, now loaded with trash, will be commanded to deorbit on Saturday, for a destructive re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.

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