Northrop Grumman capsule departs ISS

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MYSTERY WIRE — Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus capsule separated from the International Space Station on Wednesday.

The Cygnus resupply spacecraft is named in memory of Kalpana Chawla, the first female astronaut of Indian descent. Chawla died in the STS-107 space shuttle Columbia accident.

The capsule delivered nearly 8,000 pounds of supplies, scientific investigations, commercial products, hardware, and other cargo to the orbiting outpost.

It departed with about 4,000 pounds of trash from the space station.

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