Spacecraft carrying 2.4 tons of garbage from ISS receives Viking funeral

February 18, 2015 4:17 AM

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The final European Space Agency supply freighter for the International Space Station burned up upon re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere on February 15.

The Automated Transfer Vehicle 5 (also called the “Georges Lemaître”, after the Belgian astronomer whose work led to the Big Bang theory) was released from the ISS on February 14 after 186 days in space.

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