In case you missed it - Cygnus launches toward the Space Station

May 21, 2018


Relive this morning's launch of the Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft into orbit. Antares launched at 4:44am EDT from Wallops Island, Virginia carrying 7,385lbs (3,350kg) of supplies into orbit around the Earth. Cygnus is named after J.R. Thompson, a leader in the aerospace industry, and is expected to arrive at the Space Station on May 24th.


Cygnus is being launched under a Commercial Resupply Service contract with NASA to send supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.

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