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WATCH: Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo ship docks with Space Station

An unmanned cargo ship successfully berthed with the orbiting International Space Station on Sunday following a one-week delay due to a technical glitch, NASA said. ISS astronauts “successfully captured the Orbital Sciences Cygnus cargo spacecraft with the station’s robotic arm” at 1100 GMT, NASA said. “Following its capture, the spacecraft…

Orbital Sciences Corp sends its first rocket to the International Space Station

Orbital Sciences Corp launched the first flight of its unmanned Antares rocket Wednesday to the International Space Station, as NASA forges ahead with its plan to privatize US space missions. The Cygnus capsule, hitched to Orbital Science’s Antares rocket, blasted off at 10:58 am (1458 GMT) from NASA’s Wallops Flight…

Orbital Sciences Corp. takes first step to becoming NASA’s freight carrier

AFP - Orbital Sciences, one of two private US firms chosen by NASA to shuttle cargo to the International Space Station, launched a first test flight of its Antares rocket Sunday. The launch of the two-stage launch vehicle — 131 feet (40 meters) tall and 12.8 feet in diameter — took…

NASA-approved U.S. firm to launch ‘Antares’ rocket Saturday

Orbital Sciences, one of two private US firms chosen by NASA to shuttle cargo to the International Space Station, will make a new attempt Saturday to launch a first test flight of its Antares rocket. The new planned launch, which the company announced on Friday, came after an attempt was…

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