This is what an explosion from space looks like
International Space Station astronaut Alexander Gerst caught footage of the Cygnus spacecraft as it burned up in Earth's atmosphere and broke apart.
The resupply ship was carrying 1.4 tons of food, hardware, scientific payloads and other supplies when it reached the ISS on July 16th.
Astronauts then reloaded it with one and half tons of scrap and junk items and then sent it back towards the earth on the August 15th.
After two days, it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere where it burned up and fell over the Pacific Ocean. This was the second of eight contracted missions to supply items from orbital sciences to the ISS. The next mission will take place after October 14th.
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