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    Cygnus spacecraft in Feb 2020 to be named for 1st black American astronaut

    https://www.space.com/northrop-grumm...-lawrence.html

    Northrop Grumman names Cygnus spacecraft for first African American astronaut
    By Robert Z. Pearlman

    The first African American to be selected as an astronaut is being remembered with the naming of a space station cargo capsule set to launch during Black History Month. The 13th Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft has been christened for Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., who in 1967 was chosen for the U.S. Air Force's Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program. The "S.S. Robert H. Lawrence" is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station atop a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Feb. 9.
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    Robotic Cygnus spacecraft named the S.S. Alan Bean, after an Apollo 12 astronaut.

    https://www.space.com/cygnus-ng-12-c...e-station.html
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    Cygnus launch from Wallops on Sunday afternoon.

    https://www.space.com/northrop-grumm...nch-ready.html

    Where to look on the East Coast for the rocket:

    https://earthsky.org/space/watch-cyg...-iss-feb9-2020
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    Flight profile. Upstate SC is out of reach to see the lift-off, but if you can see it, this article includes a flight timeline.

    https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/02/0...ng-13-mission/
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    Cygnus launch is Friday (tomorrow) at 3:43 pm

    http://www.wboc.com/story/41678313/n...f-2020-aborted
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    Launch was Saturday because of weather: high altitude winds.

    Liftoff at about 37:00

    https://youtu.be/A5ApQ8k_Gt0

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