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Cygnus Launched To Space Station

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:23 PM

Cygnus En Route for Sunday Rendezvous With Station


www.nasa.gov said:

While the newest commercial cargo vehicle to join the International Space Stationís resupply fleet launched Wednesday morning on its demonstration flight, the Expedition 37 crew aboard the orbiting complex was hard at work with medical research, emergency simulation training and preparations for Sundayís arrival of the new space freighter.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:26 PM


The Launch of Cygnus!

Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus cargo craft launched aboard the company's Antares rocket from Wallops Flight Facility on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station. Cygnus is scheduled for a September 22 arrival at the station. The mission is part of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program to develop viable partnerships to resupply the space station.

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