Jun 29, 2021

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo ship departs space station to begin new mission in orbit

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The S.S. Katherine Johnson will then safely fall to Earth.

A Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo spacecraft successfully undocked from the International Space Station Tuesday (June 29) at 12:25 p.m. EDT (1625 GMT), more than four months after it arrived in orbit.

The undocking aired live on NASA TV, with the spacecraft separating from the orbital outpost right on time, enabling the craft to begin a secondary mission before its planned fiery demise.

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