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Commercial craft Cygnus cleared for launch - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

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Commercial craft Cygnus cleared for launch

Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:10 am

The field in the commercial race to the International Space Station is about to get a little more crowded.

Poor weather and a technical issue delayed the launch of Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft Tuesday, but the company has been cleared for takeoff from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at about 10 a.m. today.

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