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NASA Launches Spacecraft Named After John Glenn To Resupply ISS

NASA Launches Spacecraft Named After John Glenn To Resupply ISS

Orbital ATK, one of NASA's main delivery services for the International Space Station, opted to use an Atlas V for this supply run from Cape Canaveral versus its own smaller, Virginia-based Antares rocket in order to haul up more items.

The Cygnus rose into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida right on time, at 11:11 a.m. ET (8:11 a.m. PT), atop United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5 rocket.

The stream winked on about 10 minutes before launch.

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The cargo ship was named after John Glenn, the famed astronaut who was the first American to orbit the Earth and who died previous year at age 95.

"Liftoff of the Atlas V rocket with Cygnus and the S.S. John Glenn, extending the research legacy for living and working in space", said United States space agency commentator George Diller.

The mission is the sixth Orbital-ATK spacecraft to visit the International Space Station as part of the Commercial Resupply Program, a contract Orbital-ATK shares with Boeing and SpaceX.

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The rocket carried a Cygnus cargo capsule loaded with more than 7,600 pounds (3,450 kilograms) of clothes, food, water, equipment and science experiments for the space station crew. He died at age 95 in December.

Resupply spacecraft typically rendezvous with the station over two to three days, but the Cygnus, launched into an orbit more than 100 miles below its 250-mile-high target, will loiter in orbit until Saturday morning, staying well away from the space lab until after the arrival of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Thursday morning.

After the cargo is unloaded and Cygnus is packed full of trash, the module will be released for its descent back to Earth. After it departs, experiments will take place and four cubesats will be deployed before it is commanded to reenter. "The video will continue through countdown and launch and until the rocket is out of sight". Something went wrong moments before liftoff, and the video skipped over the actual rising of the rocket from the pad.

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"We are sorry we missed Easter, but we're pretty sure they'll be excited about their Easter baskets and whatever great things International Space Station science put on board for them", said Frank Culbertson, president of Orbital's Space Systems Group.


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