Space Station Crew Bids Farewell to U.S. Commercial Cargo Spaceship04:33

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Published on January 14, 2018

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 53 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA used the Canadian-built robotic arm to release the Orbital ATK Cygnus resupply spacecraft three weeks after its arrival to bring some three tons of supplies and experiments to the orbital complex. Dubbed the “SS Gene Cernan,” the Cygnus cargo ship will remain in orbit for almost two weeks conducting engineering tests before it is deorbited on Dec. 18 to burn up harmlessly in the Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.

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