NASA Commercial Partner Orbital Launches Cygnus to the ISS

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NASA Commercial Partner Orbital Launches Cygnus to the ISS.

NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard its Antares rocket at 10:58 a.m. EDT Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The Cygnus spacecraft will deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).

"This is the first time a spacecraft launched from Virginia is blazing a trail toward the International Space Station, heralding a new U.S. capability to resupply the orbiting laboratory."

Orbital along SpaceX have contracts to resupply the ISS.

- Press release: NASA Partner Orbital Sciences Launches Demonstration Mission to Space Station

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