Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Cygnus heads for the International Space Station

Commercial space flight took another step forward today as NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia launched Orbital's Cygnus spacecraft for a rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS). The unmanned cargo ship lifted off at 10:58 AM EDT atop an Orbital Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and is intended as a demonstration flight of the Cygnus to show its suitability for delivering supplies to the ISS... Continue Reading Cygnus heads for the International Space Station

Section: Space

Tags: Cygnus, International Space Station, NASA, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Spacecraft

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