18 September 2013
Orbital Sciences successfully launched its Antares rocket Wednesday at 10:58 a.m. EDT, carrying the second private cargo craft ever on a supply mission to the International Space Station. The rocket quickly reached 10,000 miles per hour, and will ultimately top 16,700 miles per hour before slowing down a bit on its way to a planned Sunday delivery. If this mission succeeds, Orbital Sciences will start launching more Cygnus cargo ships under a contract with NASA. AIAA congratulates Orbital Sciences Corp., an AIAA corporate member, on the successful launch. (Image Credit: AIAA)
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