NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches spa...

NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

May 21, 2018 Read more: SFGate
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, has launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island, Virginia, before dawn Monday, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at least where skies were clear. The 7,400-pound shipment - a third of it research - should reach the orbiting lab Thursday. The Cygnus capsule holds a student cement-mixing experiment, as well as an atom-cooling chamber from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that uses lasers to get temperatures colder than even space itself. There's also equipment for a spacewalk next month.

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