This Week at NASA: Cygnus Ready to Fly and More


This Week at NASA: Cygnus Ready to Fly and More.

On June 7 at Wallops Flight Facility, in Virginia, NASA and Orbital ATK hosted members of the media to see the Cygnus cargo spacecraft scheduled to fly the company's next delivery mission to the International Space Station.

The mission - the company's fifth to the space station under its Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA - is planned for launch in July. Cygnus will launch atop Orbital ATK's Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0-A at Wallops. It will be the first time Antares and Pad 0-A have been used for a launch since a launch mishap in 2014. Also, Entering the Station's New Space, All About Juno, CORAL Field Research Mission Underway, and A Ticket to Explore JPL.

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