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3-Plus Tons Of Supplies Headed To International Space Station After Virginia Liftoff

The unmanned Antares rocket launched from Wallops Island, Va. Sunday, carrying with it a Cygnus plug containing some 7,400 pounds of reserve for astronauts during a International Space Station.

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The unmanned Antares rocket launched from Wallops Island, Va. Sunday, carrying with it a Cygnus plug containing some 7,400 pounds of reserve for astronauts during a International Space Station.

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An unmanned Antares rocket successfully carried off from Wallop Islands, Va. Sunday, holding with it 7,400 pounds of reserve to a International Space Station.

The launch took place only around 7:19 a.m. ET.

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According to Orbital ATK, a private organisation that delivers reserve for NASA, a Cygnus plug entered circuit shortly after launch, and will sojourn in circuit for several days before rendezvousing with a International Space Station, delivering a cargo including reserve and systematic equipment.

NASA expects that to occur on Tuesday.

The Associated Press reports that this is a initial time in a year that a organisation has launched a supply goal from a home state.

Citing Nasa, a news use also records a supplies now encircling a world include: “sweet treats for a 6 hire astronauts. There are solidified fruit bars, ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches and cups of chocolate and vanilla ice cream – about 80 in all.”

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(Likely closer to a genuine essay than museum present shops would have we believe, says Phil Edwards over during Vox.)

A designed Saturday launch of a Gene Cernan capsule, named for a final male to travel on a moon, had been scrubbed after an aircraft was rescued in a launch pad’s vicinity.