Launched by the light of the moon: NASA’s Atlas V rocket carries fresh supplies to the International Space Station
The unmanned Atlas V rocket was launched by the light of the moon last night, heading for the International Space Station, carrying much-needed supplies.
The rocket headed north with its precious cargo and paralleled the East Coast on its way to orbit.
It was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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This is the second Cygnus flight on an Atlas V vehicle, with the next to use the redesigned Antares rocket since it’s failure in 2014. Cygnus OA-6 is carrying 3,395 kilograms of supplies for the space station and is due to arrive on early Saturday March 26th.
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