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Space station cargo ship named in honor of late NASA astronaut Piers Sellers

A British-American climate scientist who launched on three missions to the International Space Station is being honored with the naming of a U.S. commercial spacecraft bound for the orbiting complex that he helped build.

Northrop Grumman has named its next Cygnus capsule the “S.S. Piers Sellers.” Set to deliver science equipment and supplies for the space station’s Expedition 67 crew in February, the NG-17 spacecraft will lift off atop a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island in Virginia.

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