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Orbital ATK returns to flight with successful Antares launch to the space station

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket – the same rocket that exploded on its way to the International Space Station two years ago – returned to flight today with a much-anticipated launch. Lifting off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, the Antares rocket is now on its way to deliver the Cygnus spacecraft filled with over 5,000 pounds of cargo to crew members aboard the …

ISS captures three hurricanes in time-lapse video, two in Pacific and one in Atlantic

ISS captures three hurricanes in time-lapse video, two in Pacific and one in Atlantic / Boing Boing L-R: Hurricanes Lester, Madeline and Gaston seen from ISS Aug. 30. Cameras on the International Space Station captured this footage of three major hurricanes on Earth on August 30. Two of these storms are in the Pacific Ocean, and one is in the Atlantic Ocean.  …