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ULA launch scheduled for Tuesday night

(Source: ULA Twiter) (Source: ULA Twiter)
(WAFF) -

A supply rocket is bound for the International Space Station Tuesday night. 

The Atlas rocket will carry an Orbital A.T.K. Cygnus capsule full of flammable cargo. 

The flammable cargo is a part of a new experiment to set the second biggest man made space fire.

The capsule will first dock with the I.S.S. to drop of a 3D printer and other supplies. 

Once the craft is released from the space station in May, and well away from the crew, it will ignite. 

The purpose of the man-made fire is to better understand how fire spread across vehicles in space. 

You can watch the launch here at approximately 11:05 p.m. 

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