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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:43 AM

Liftoff: Antares rocket boosts resupply ship from Virginia to the space station

As seabirds swooped and Atlantic waves lapped under a crisp blue sky, an Antares rocket roared to life Saturday morning and blasted off from Virginia’s Eastern Shore without a hitch.

“Liftoff Antares!” said NASA spokeswoman Leah Cheshier as the booster shot skyward bearing a Cygnus spacecraft packed with more than 8,200 pounds of payload bound for the International Space Station. Whoops, cheers and applause broke out on the ground.

Minutes later, after the Cygnus successfully separated from the booster and achieved orbit, launch controllers at NASA Wallops Flight Facility clapped and shook hands. Colleagues monitoring from Houston and Dulles celebrated, too.

“Great job, Antares, and congratulations, Cygnus,” said one NASA controller. “And Wallops Range, great job today. And MARS, thanks so much for the support. Couldn’t have done it without you.”

Read more: https://www.pilotonline.com/news/dp-nw-antares-launch-iss-20191102-vxyz6f6dqndrvj7z2pngwq7n7e-story.html
(Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 05:14 AM

1. From the BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-50277680

Cookies in space: Oven sent to ISS for baking experiments

2 November 2019


An oven has been launched to the International Space Station (ISS) for astronauts to bake chocolate chip cookies in.

A cargo craft containing the specially-designed "space oven" and baking ingredients took off from the US state of Virginia on Saturday.

Astronauts are set to test what impact high heat and zero gravity have on the shape and consistency of the cookies.

The experiment is being dubbed the first instance of baking in space.
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Response to nitpicker (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 05:53 AM

2. But did they bring any weed?

If I ever went into space I would have asked my friend for his Green Apple Muffins recipe with additional emphasis on the green part. It would put an additional twist on the first instance of "baking" in space storyline.

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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 09:10 AM

3. No weed, it would get them too high

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