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Cygnus spacecraft heads to space station - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

October 27, 2016

Cygnus spacecraft heads to space station

Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00 am

An unmanned commercial ship carrying cargo, small satellites and other hardware is on its way to the International Space Station.

Orbital Science Corp.’s first NASA-contracted cargo delivery flight to the orbiting laboratory began with the Thursday launch of the Cygnus spacecraft aboard the company’s Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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