Antares Picture Perfect Blastoff Launches Commercial Space Race
Posted September 19, 2013 9:51 AM
From Universe Today:
WALLOPS ISLAND, VA - The new 'Commercial Space Era' received a resounding boost today when a privately developed Antares rocket lofting the first ever Cygnus commercial cargo resupply craft thundered to space from America's newest launch pad at NASA Wallops along the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
The history making launch marks the first time that a spacecraft launched from Virginia is blazing a path to the International Space Station (ISS) - thereby scoring a milestone achievement to keep the orbiting lab complex stocked up with supplies and science experiments from American soil. This is the maiden flight of Cygnus.
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