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Photos: Nightfall at Cape Canaveral on eve of Atlas launch to space station

These photos were taken on Wednesday, Dec. 2, approximately 24 hours before the scheduled liftoff of the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 41 with Orbital ATK’s commercial Cygnus cargo ship bound for the International Space Station.

Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Spaceflight Now

Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Spaceflight Now

See earlier Cygnus OA-4 coverage.

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Source: Space Flight

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Photos: Nightfall at Cape Canaveral on eve of Atlas launch to space station

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