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A spacecraft launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia last week has reached in the International Space Station with special supplies just in time for Easter weekend.
“Astronauts on the International Space Station successfully grappled Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Cygnus spacecraft with the station’s robotic arm, snagging 7,600 lbs (3,447 kilograms) of cargo, just in time for Easter,” space.com reported on Friday.
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“The spacecraft is very healthy, it’s performing very well,” Frank DeMauro, vice president and general manager for space systems at Northrop Grumman, said at a post-launch news conference on April 17.
DeMauro said that while no Easter eggs or candy were included in the shipment, holiday fare was delivered, including shrimp cocktail, turkey and a range of desserts for the astronauts to enjoy on the holiday weekend.
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The space.com website reported that the cargo also...
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