It’s launch day! The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen here during sunrise on launch Pad-OA at our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Liftoff is scheduled at 8:03 p.m. EDT. This cargo resupply mission will deliver over 5,100 pounds of science, research and supplies to the orbiting laboratory (@ISS) and its crew. Populations all along the east coast will have the chance to catch a glimpse of the Antares rocket as it blasts Cygnus on the way to orbit. Viewing maps are available on the NASA’s website.
Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls