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10:49 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Orbital Science Rocket On Way to Resupply International Space Station

Launch of Cygus Spacecraft to resupply International Space Station
Launch of Cygus Spacecraft to resupply International Space Station
Credit Space Goddard/Ed Compion

The Orbital Science’s rocket is on its way to the International Space Station after lifting off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility yesterday afternoon.

The Cygnus spacecraft is packed with 3-thousand pounds of equipment and experiments provided by NASA as well as food and other supplies.

The spacecraft is expected to dock with the space station sometime on Sunday.

The rocket launch was delayed three times – most recently because of a strong solar storm.