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The Final Countdown

Credit: ESA
Thursday, July 31, 2014: An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off with its heaviest payload to date, the Automated Transfer Vehicle named Georges Lemaître (ATV-5),…Read More »





at the start of this launch from French Guiana on July 29, 2014. The European Space Agency’s cargo ship, ATV-5, marks the fifth and final launch of an ATV. 44,753 lbs. (20,300 kg.) of supplies went hurtling towards the International Space Station, a record for the heaviest payload launched into orbit by a European spacecraft.

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