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11-13-2017, 09:14 AM
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S.S. GENE CERNAN LIFTS OFF (ARTICLE LINK) (http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/orbital-sciences-corp/we-shall-return-s-s-gene-cernan-lifts-off-from-mars-pad-0a/)


Image: Michael Deep / Spaceflight Insider

WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va. —With no wayward pilots to ruin their efforts, NASA and Orbital ATK sent the S.S. Gene Cernan (Cygnus CRS OA-8E) to orbit atop an Antares 230 rocket from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at 7:19 a.m. EST (12:19 GMT) on Sunday, November 12, 2017, on the OA-8 mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS).

The mission was flown to ferry some 7,385 pounds (3,350 kg) of experiments (from NASA, students, and others) and cargo (including water, crew supplies, and more) up to the orbiting lab.

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11-13-2017, 09:37 AM
I like that.

amish rob
11-13-2017, 09:39 AM
If that is a “real”, untouched picture, it is surely one of the greatest ever snapped.