19 September 2013
Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket and Cygnus capsule had a successful debut with its launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Wednesday. The 13-story rocket blasted off at 10:58 a.m. EDT. The capsule named Cygnus, carrying 1,300 pounds of supplies, is now on its way to the ISS and is scheduled to arrive on Sunday. This is a “demonstration” mission to prove that Orbital has the capabilities to send cargo to the station. Once the Cygnus spacecraft reaches the space station it will remain docked until late October. (Image Credit: AIAA)
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