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SPACE STATION CARGO SHIP PREPPED FOR FLIGHT

SPACE STATION CARGO SHIP PREPPED FOR FLIGHT Orbital ATK engineers are readying an upgraded Antares rocket for a sub-freezing launch from the Virginia coast early Saturday to boost a Cygnus cargo ship into orbit loaded with 7,400 pounds of equipment and supplies bound for the International Space Station. Liftoff from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA's Wallops Island, Virginia, flight facility is targeted for 7:37:25 a.m. EST (GMT-5), roughly the moment Earth's rotation carries the launch site into the plane of the space station's orbit -- a requirement for rendezvous missions.   More



(Source: CBS News - Nov 11)

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