October 22, 2013
Cygnus Completes Mission!
After a month’s stay at the International Space Station, the Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo craft was un-berthed from the Harmony module Oct. 22 by members of the Expedition 37 crew onboard the station. Cygnus will be commanded to de-orbit to a destructive entry back into Earth’s atmosphere on Oct. 23. The second U.S. commercial resupply ship to service the station, Cygnus arrived at the outpost on Sept. 29 in a demonstration flight that was the forerunner for its first full commercial delivery mission later this year of food and supplies to the residents of the orbital complex.
[ Read the Article: Cygnus Released From ISS After Successful Demonstration Mission ]