Nasa daily picture for May 20: Antares Rocket Set to Launch NASA Science to the International Space Station

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Orbital ATK Antares vertical at launchpad

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen at launch Pad-0A, Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Liftoff is currently targeted for 4:39 a.m. Eastern on Monday, May 21.

The Antares will launch with the Cygnus spacecraft filled with 7,400 pounds of cargo for the International Space Station, including science experiments, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware. The mission is Orbital ATK's ninth contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA.

More about the cargo aboard Cygnus: Science Launching to the Space Station Looks Forward and Back

Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)



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