HOUSTON – Orbital Sciences’ second Cygnus resupply capsule departed the International Space Station (ISS) early Aug. 15, following a 30-day stay that began with the delivery of nearly 3,300 lb. of crew supplies and research equipment. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, assisted by NASA’s Reid Wiseman, released the Cygnus capsule at 6:40 a.m. EDT, using the station’s 58-ft.-long Canadian-built robot arm. Thruster firings steered the commercial freighter, ...


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