July 14, 2014

Launch Of Orbital-2 Mission To The International Space Station

[ Read the Article: NASA Cargo Launches To Space Station Aboard Orbital Sciences Resupply Mission ]

Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo craft launched from Wallops Flight Facility on the Orbital-2 mission — the company’s second operational resupply mission to the International Space Station, under its Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. The Cygnus spacecraft, which is carrying almost 3,300 pounds of supplies — including a host of experiments, is targeted to rendezvous with the ISS on July 16.

Credit: NASA

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