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Orbital cargo ship blasts off toward space station


MIAMI (AFP) – Orbital ATK on Sunday launched its Cygnus cargo ship to resupply astronauts at the International Space Station, one year after a sudden rocket accident delivered a setback to commercial spaceflight.Liftoff, on the shoulders of Atlas, NASA spokesman Mike Curie said as the unmanned spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida atop a white Atlas V rocket at 4:44 pm (2144 GMT).The launch marks Orbitals fourth scheduled mission to the orbiting outpost, as part of a $1.9 billion contract with NASA to deliver necessities to the astronauts living in space.The spacecraft is carrying the most cargo ever packed …read more

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