ATV-5

According to Space.com:

The ATV-5 mission carries a video camera to document the breakup of the vehicle as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere. Cameras have often been put aboard spacecraft to document the performance of components. For example, a camera inside the second stage of the Saturn V rocket documented the jettisoning of the first stage of the vehicle. The ATV-5 mission will mark the first time that a camera has witnessed the atmospheric breakup of a vehicle from the inside.

The ATV-5 mission was launched on July 29, 2014, but will not arrive at the International Space Station until August 12, 2014. This final ATV is loaded with more than 7 tons of food, water, clothing, spare parts and scientific gear. The cargo vessel itself weighs 13 tons, so the fully loaded ATV-5 is the heaviest payload ever lofted by an Ariane 5.

Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration.

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About R.P. Nettelhorst

I'm married with three daughters. I live in southern California and I'm the interim pastor at Quartz Hill Community Church. I have written several books. I spent a couple of summers while I was in college working on a kibbutz in Israel. In 2004, I was a volunteer with the Ansari X-Prize at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne. Member of Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, and The Authors Guild
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