Cygnus spacecraft to be named after late Columbia astronaut

March 10, 2016 10:16 AM

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Cygnus spacecraft to be named after late Columbia astronaut

The latest Cygnus spacecraft, which will be taking off on a resupply mission to the International Space Station on the evening of March 22, will be renamed after Columbia commander Rick Husband, according to a statement from Orbital ATK.

“His faith was extremely important to him, and he was really a wonderful man,” said Orbital ATK senior director of mission and cargo operations Dan Tani in a statement. Orbital ATK added that it is “proud to add Rick’s name to our legacy of cargo delivery to this outpost in space, and to honor the ...

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