NASA is Ready For Tuesday Cygnus Launch

The Cygnus cargo spacecraft
The Cygnus cargo spacecraft was pictured after it was captured with the Canadarm2 on Oct. 23, 2016.

United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Orbital ATK’s Launch Readiness Review for the Atlas V rocket with the Cygnus cargo resupply module was held April 15 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Launch managers from ULA, Orbital ATK and NASA determined all is ready for a targeted launch to the International Space Station on Tuesday, April 18. The liftoff from Space Launch Complex 41 is scheduled for 11:11 a.m. EDT and there is a 30-minute launch opportunity available.

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2 thoughts on “NASA is Ready For Tuesday Cygnus Launch”

  1. Wow! Last night’s space station viewing from Venice, FL, was fantastic! I had my 14 & 15 yr old nephews visiting, it went right over our heads, they could not believe it. Kept saying “thank you for showing this to us”, guess it made quite an impression. Thank YOU!

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