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CYGNUS CARGO SHIP DELIVERS HOLIDAY GOODIES AND SCIENCE GEAR TO SPACE STATION

CYGNUS CARGO SHIP DELIVERS HOLIDAY GOODIES AND SCIENCE GEAR TO SPACE STATION Orbital ATK, a private spaceflight contracted by NASA to fly cargo to the ISS, named this Cygnus spacecraft the S.S. Gene Cernan in honor of the late NASA astronaut and last person to walk on the moon. After launching from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, on an Antares rocket Sunday (Nov. 12), Cygnus spent about 45 hours catching up to the ISS, which orbits about 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at a speed of about 17,500 mph (28,000 km/h).    More



(Source: Space.com - Nov 15)

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