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    A NASA Northrop Grumman NG-12 Cygnus Cargo Craft headed to the International Space Station (ISS) launches from the Johnson Space Centre in Virginia.

    NASA has launched the Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS).

    The launch was made from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island in Virginia.

    The docking of the Cygnus spacecraft with the ISS is scheduled for 4 November.

    The launch is carried out under a NASA commercial contract with Northrop Grumman Corporation, which owns the launch vehicle and automatic cargo spacecraft. Cygnus will have to deliver about 3.7 tons of cargo to the ISS, including food, as well as equipment and materials for scientific research.

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