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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket is rolled out to its launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on April 6, 2013.
NASA / Chris Perry and Brea Reeves, Range Optics

Antares Ready for Launch... The maiden flight of Orbital Sciences newest launch vehicle—which will eventually ferry the company's Cygnus freighter on cargo missions to the International Space Station—is set to begin (from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia) at 2:00 PM, Pacific Daylight Time, on April 17.

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket is about to be raised into launch position on its pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on April 6, 2013.
NASA / Brea Reeves

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket is close to being raised into launch position on its pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on April 6, 2013.
NASA / Brea Reeves

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket is raised into launch position on its pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on April 6, 2013.
NASA / Jeremy Eggers

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