Europe's Last ATV Cargo Spaceship Falls to Fiery Doom

February 15, 2015 11:20 PM

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In the end, Europe's fifth and final space station freighter went out with more of a fiery blaze than with the Big Bang of its namesake.

The European Space Agency's ATV-5, christened the Georges Lemaître after the Belgian priest and astronomer whose work led to the Big Bang theory of the universe's origin, was intentionally destroyed as it plunged back into the Earth's atmosphere on Sunday.

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