AFP

PARIS

The European Space Agency said it had destroyed its last supply ship to the International Space Station, bringing a seven-year venture to a successful close. The last of five robot delivery vessels that ESA pledged for the US-led ISS project, the Georges Lemaitre, burned up in a suicide plunge into Earth’s atmosphere, the agency said. At the control centre in Toulouse, the end of the project was greeted with emotional scenes, according to an ESA tweet, while NASA sent its congratulations, also via Twitter.