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2014-03-21 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the launch of the second NASA contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station from Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., will launch the Orbital-2 cargo resupply mission at 3:44 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 6 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0A at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. A five minute launch...

2013-11-14 16:21:12

WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A United States Air Force Minotaur I rocket is scheduled to lift-off at 7:30 p.m. EST, Nov.19, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Minotaur will launch the Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-3 mission, which features the deployment of 29 satellites in space. The...

2013-11-07 16:22:02

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the launch of the first contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Following successful demonstration flights of its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft earlier this year, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., will launch the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission no earlier than Dec. 15 from the...

2013-10-30 12:21:58

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the Nov. 19 launch of a U.S. Air Force Minotaur I rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Minotaur will launch the Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-3 mission and 28 small cubesat satellites. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The ORS-3 Mission, also known as an enabler mission, will...

Cygnus Launch Marks Second Commercial Craft To Fly To The Space Station
2013-09-18 11:12:48

[ Watch the Video: Cygnus Lifts Off! ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft is now on its way to becoming the second commercial spacecraft to ever dock with the International Space Station (ISS), rivaling SpaceX's Dragon capsule. NASA launched Cygnus aboard Orbital's Antares rocket at the space agency's newest launch pad, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad-0A at Wallops Flight Facility. The spacecraft's successful launch on...

2013-09-16 10:20:29

Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., will postpone by at least 24 hours the launch of its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station. The new launch window is targeted for Wednesday, Sept. 18 between 10:50 to 11:05 a.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia. Cygnus' rendezvous with the space station remains scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22. NASA Television will air...

2013-09-14 16:20:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., will postpone by at least 24 hours the launch of its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station. The new launch window is targeted for Wednesday, Sept. 18 between 10:50 to 11:05 a.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia. (Logo:...

Frank The Frog Ride
2013-09-12 13:15:17

[ Watch the Video: Rocket Frog Catapults To Internet Stardom ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Internet is a funny place. It’s a place where videos of baby-snatching hawks and clumsy twerkers turn out to be less than true - a hoax perpetrated by people who merely want to pull a fast one on a gullible public. Therefore it may be hard to believe that a picture jumping around on the web today is true, but NASA has confirmed it. Funny thing about NASA is, they...

2013-09-04 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's schedule of events, including news conferences and live television coverage related to the Friday, Sept. 6 launch of the agency's next lunar mission, is now available. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Launch is...

2013-08-27 16:20:28

WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents and visitors for the launch of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), scheduled to lift-off at 11:27 p.m. EDT, Sept. 6, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0B at the Wallops Flight Facility, will have two prime viewing locations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Accomack County Board...