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Antares Rocket Launches NASA Cargo to Space Station in Dazzling Predawn Liftoff


Antares Rocket Launches NASA Cargo to Space Station in Dazzling Predawn Liftoff An Orbital ATK Antares rocket pierced the clouds in the predawn sky over Virginia this morning (May 21) with a dazzling predawn launch to deliver more than 3 tons of vital supplies to the International Space Station. The Antares rocket launched an uncrewed Cygnus cargo ship at 4:44 a.m. EDT (0844 GMT) from Pad-0A of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility here, and successfully reached orbit 9 minutes later. The Cygnus, also built by Orbital ATK, is expected to arrive at the space station on Thursday (May 24).   More



(Source: Space.com - May 22)

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