Time to Reflect
A puddle left by recent rainfall reflects the Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft, aboard the transporter as it leaves the Horizontal Integration Facility at Wallops.
Point of No Return
The Antares rocket, aboard the transporter, crosses into the launch area in preparation for Orbital ATK's eighth contracted cargo resupply with NASA.
The Antares rocket continues its journey to the International Space Station on the road to Launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.
Getting on the Road
The transporter is steered onto the road to the launchpad carrying the Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft. The Orbital ATK 8 mission will carry 7,400 pounds of gear to the International Space Station.
Driving the Antares rocket atop the transporter, Orbital ATK Mechanical Technician Phil Kauthen moves the assembly out of the Horizontal Integration Facility.
Technicians ready the Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft for the journey from the Horizontal Integration Facility to Launch Pad-0A at Wallops Flight Facility.
Loaded Up and Ready
The Anatares will carry thousands of pounds of science and research materials, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the International Space Station.
Leaving the Facility
At the Horizontal Integration Facility, Orbital ATK's Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft attached, begins its journey to Launch Pad-0A.