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Photos: Orbital Sciences' 1st Cygnus Cargo Mission to Space Station

Antares Rocket Blasts Off, Jan. 9, 2014

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket rises into the Virginia sky on Jan. 9, 2014, carrying the company's robotic Cygnus cargo vessel on its first contracted supply run to the International Space Station for NASA. [See full story.]

Antares Rocket Lift Off: Jan. 9, 2014

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An Antares Rocket launches Orbital Sciences' Orb-1 mission carrying the Cygnus cargo capsule to the International Space Station on Jan. 9, 2014, from Wallops Island, VA. [See full story.]

Antares Rocket Launch Visibility: Jan. 8, 2014

NASA/Orbital Sciences

This NASA image depicts the visibility range along the U.S. East Coast for the launch of an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket launching Jan. 9, 2014 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

Orbital Sciences' Antares Rocket in Freezing Cold

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Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket stands atop the launch pad in freezing temperatures at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for a planned Jan. 8, 2014 launch to the International Space Station.

Antares on Pad 0A, Jan. 6, 2014

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Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket stands atop the launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for a planned Jan. 8, 2014 launch to the International Space Station. The Orb-1 mission is the first official Cygnus cargo mission by Orbital for NASA.

Antares Rocket: Orb-1 Mission Rollout

NASA/Bill Ingalls

An Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket is seen as it is rolled out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 for a planned Jan. 8 launch from Wallops Island, Va. The Antares will launch a Cygnus spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Antares Rocket On Ocean Launch Pad: Orb-1

NASA/Bill Ingalls

An Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket is seen on launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Jan. 6, 2014 in advance of a planned Jan. 8 launch in Wallops Island, Va. The mission will launch Orbital's first Cygnus cargo mission to the space station.

Roll Out of Orb-1 Antares Rocket

Orbital Sciences

An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen in this image as it is rolled out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in advance of a planned Wednesday, Jan. 8th, 1:32 p.m. EST launch, Wallops Island, VA. The Antares will launch a Cygnus spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Orbital-1 mission is Orbital Sciences' first contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA.

Orb-1 Antares Rocket Roll Out

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This photo shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket as it is rolled out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in advance of a planned Wednesday, Jan. 8th, 1:32 p.m. EST launch, Wallops Island, VA. The Antares will launch a Cygnus spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Orbital-1 mission is Orbital Sciences' first contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA.

Antares Rocket for Orbital-1

Orbital Sciences

An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket appears as it is rolled out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in advance of a planned Wednesday, Jan. 8th, 1:32 p.m. EST launch, Wallops Island, VA. The Antares will launch a Cygnus spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Orbital-1 mission is Orbital Sciences' first contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA.

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