Mon September 30, 2013
Cygnus Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station
The Cygnus has successfully docked with the International Space Station.
The spacecraft was launched on top of an Antares rocket September 18th.
The unmanned craft is owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation and reached its destination on Sunday.
With the smooth hook up the firm is only the second company to accomplish such a resupply feat.
The California-based SpaceX Company took the lead last year.
WBOC reports that with the successful docking Orbital Sciences can begin making good on its nearly $2 billion contract with NASA for more Cygnus deliveries.
The next shot is schedule for as early as Christmas.