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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Cygnus Begins Its Orbital-2 Mission...

An Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft launches from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on July 13, 2014...beginning the Orb-2 mission.
NASA / Bill Ingalls

Antares Rocket Launches Cargo to Space Station (Press Release)

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket launches from Pad-0A with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, Sunday, July 13, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft is filled with over 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station, including science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions. The Orbital-2 mission is Orbital Sciences' second contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA.

Source: NASA.Gov

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A full moon lights up the night sky as the Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus Orb-2 spacecraft stands poised for launch at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on July 12, 2014.
NASA / Aubrey Gemignani

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