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Watching Cygnus Re-enter From Orbit

By Keith Cowing
August 26, 2014
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Watching Cygnus Re-enter From Orbit
Cygnus Re-enters

One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station recorded this image of the Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Cygnus cargo carrier spacecraft breaking up in Earth’s atmosphere.
Cygnus re-entered after being released from the orbital outpost. The breakup started around 13:22 GMT on Aug. 17, 2014 and this photo was taken at 13:23:32 GMT.

ISS040-E-098571 (17 Aug. 2014) — Larger image

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