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ISS040-E-095229 (15 Aug. 2014) --- The International Space Station's Canadarm2 prepares to release the Orbital Sciences Corporation's commercial cargo craft after a month visiting the orbital outpost. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, both Expedition 40 flight engineers, were at the controls of the robotics workstation in the Cupola removing Cygnus from the Harmony node then safely releasing it at 6:40 a.m. (EDT) Aug. 15, 2014. Much of lower the continent of Africa provides the panoramic background for the scene with Botswana's Okavango Delta being the most conspicuous feature at left center.

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Taken on August 15, 2014