Science and Exploration

Antares Rocket With Full Moon

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
July 14, 2014
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Antares Rocket With Full Moon
Antares Rocket With Full Moon
NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

The full moon rises in the sky to the right of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, Saturday, July 12, 2014, launch Pad-0A, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The Antares is scheduled to launch at 12:52 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 with the Cygnus spacecraft filled with over 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station, including science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions. The Orbital-2 mission is Orbital Sciences’ second contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA.

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