An Antares rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corp. successfully launched into orbit from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility here at 10:58 a.m. EDT (1458 GMT), carrying the company’s first robotic Cygnus spacecraft on a critical demonstration flight to the International Space Station.
Wallops has been busy lately. I’m glad to see more American launches to resupply ISS. Now if we could only get manned launch capability, then we wouldn’t be so dependent on the Russians.
Cygnus will rendezvous with ISS on Sunday and deliver just over 1,500 pounds of cargo.
Launch video for your enjoyment: