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NASA Lit A Fire in Space Again Because At This Point Sure Why Not

The only thing better than lighting a fire in space is lighting a fire in space again—and again! On Sunday, June 4th, the pyromaniacal hooligans at NASA successfully performed their third Spacecraft Fire Experiment (SAFFIRE) inside an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft. Lighting up in space—which sounds wildly irresponsible—will actually help scientists prepare astronauts for deep space missions should something go awry. Read More >>

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Cygnus is the Cutest of the Space Station Cargo Craft

The new Cygnus spacecraft is the cheeriest of the cargo tugs hauling gear to the International Space Station. Those new round solar panels are effective, efficient, and adorable! Read More >>

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Cygnus Launches in First Mission Since Antares Rocket Explosion

The Cygnus has its wings again! After four attempts, the cargo tug is finally on its way to the International Space Station (ISS). The commercial spacecraft will deliver equipment and supplies to astronauts when it arrives at the station on December 9th. Read More >>

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The First Cygnus Spacecraft Successfully Docked With The ISS

The Cygnus spacecraft, which launched from Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia on September 18th, successfully docked with the International Space Station this morning after astronauts aboard the ISS nabbed it with the station's robotic arm. Built by private aerospace group Orbital Sciences Corp., Cygnus was carrying 650 kilos of supplies. Read More >>