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Cygnus leaves ISS - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

October 22, 2016

Cygnus leaves ISS

Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 am

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — The Cygnus commercial spacecraft departed the International Space Station Tuesday, completing a successful demonstration that will allow Orbital Sciences Corporation to begin regular resupply missions to the station.

The ship, which launched on Sept. 19 and docked with the station about 10 days later, carried about 1,300 pounds of clothing, food and other supplies. Astronauts loaded the Cygnus with about 2,850 pounds of trash before detaching the craft with the station’s giant robotic arm. 

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