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Bags are packed inside Cygnus commercial cargo freighter

October 25, 2015

The first installment of supplies and provisions tagged for launch on Orbital ATK’s next commercial supply run to the International Space Station, the company’s first since a catastrophic launch failure last year, has been loaded into the Cygnus spacecraft’s pressurized cargo section.

Atlas 5/GPS 2F-11 launch timeline

October 25, 2015

Follow the Atlas 5 rocket’s ascent into orbit from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 41 launch pad with the U.S. Air Force’s GPS 2F-11 navigation satellite. Launch is scheduled for Friday at 12:17 p.m. EDT (1617 GMT).

Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia viewed from orbit

October 23, 2015

Astronauts on the International Space Station and a fleet of Earth-watching satellites caught views of Hurricane Patricia, the most powerful cyclone on record in the Western Hemisphere, after the storm exploded in strength to become a monster Category 5 hurricane Friday.

NASA completes SLS design review, confirms rocket to be orange

October 23, 2015

NASA has finished the design of the Space Launch System, a huge rocket to boost astronaut crews farther from Earth than ever before, and formally decided the launcher’s cryogenic core stage will be burnt orange, the same color as the space shuttle’s external fuel tank, officials announced Thursday.

OTD…Oct. 23 and STS-120

October 23, 2015

#OTD in 2007…Discovery launched Harmony as the gateway to future international science laboratories

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