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In Photos: Antares Rocket Launches Cygnus NG-12 Cargo Craft to Space Station

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The Cygnus NG-12 cargo spacecraft launched aboard an Antares 230+ rocket at 9:59 a.m. EDT on Saturday morning on Nov. 2, 2019.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched the Cygnus NG-12 cargo mission to the International Space Station on Nov. 2, 2019. See photos of the liftoff and mission preparations in this gallery. 

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(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket rises into the clear morning sky over NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, located at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia. 

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The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, topped with the Cygnus NG-12 cargo resupply spacecraft, stands on Pad-0A of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the morning of Nov. 2, 2019, just hours before its planned launch.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)
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(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

A crowd of spectators with their phones held high snap photos of the Antares rocket during the liftoff from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Nov. 2, 2019.

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The Cygnus NG-12 cargo spacecraft launched aboard an Antares 230+ rocket at 9:59 a.m. EDT on Saturday morning on Nov. 2, 2019.

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The Antares rocket carrying the NG-12 cargo resupply ship lifted off right on time at 9:59 a.m. EDT (1359 GMT) on Nov. 2, 2019. 

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The Antares rocket left a fluffy smoke plume as it soared into the morning sky.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket left a fluffy smoke plume as it soared into the morning sky. 

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The Antares rocket is pictured shortly after lifting off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Nov. 2, 2019.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket is pictured shortly after lifting off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Nov. 2, 2019.

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The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen a few hours after arriving at launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman’s 12th contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver about 8,200 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen a few hours after arriving at launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. Northrop Grumman's 12th contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station is delivering about 8,200 lbs. of supplies and science experiments to the Expedition 61 crew. 

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The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen a few hours after arriving at launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman’s 12th contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver about 8,200 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen a few hours after arriving at launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019.

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The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen in the early morning on launch Pad-0A, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen in the early morning on launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 30, 2019.

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The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen in the early morning on launch Pad-0A, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket is seen on the launchpad through a window of a boat in the Atlantic, on Oct. 30, 2019.

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it is rolled out of the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket rolls out from the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. 

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it is rolled out of the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket rolls out from the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. 

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it rolls out to Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket rolls out from the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. 

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it rolls out to Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket rolls out from the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. 

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it is rolled out of the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket rolls out from the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. 

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it is rolled out of the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket rolls out from the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. 

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it rolls out to Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket rolls out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. 

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it rolls out to Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket rolls out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. 

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it rolls out to Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket rolls out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. 

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket arrives at launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket arrives at launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019.

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket arrives at launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket arrives at launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019.

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket arrives at launch Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket arrives at launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019.

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it rolls out to Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

The Antares rocket rolls out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. 

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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it rolls out to Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

Engineers monitor the Antares rocket as it rolls out to launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, on Oct. 29, 2019. 

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Northrop Grumman's 12th Cygnus cargo resupply ship, christened the "S.S. Alan Bean" in honor of the Apollo 12 astronaut, stands ready for mating to a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Northrop Grumman's 12th Cygnus cargo resupply ship, christened the "S.S. Alan Bean" in honor of the Apollo 12 astronaut, stands ready for mating to a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. 

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One of the science payloads on board is the Zero-G Oven, which will study heat transfer properties and the process of baking food in microgravity.

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Made in Space’s Plastic Recycler hardware, which is scheduled to launch toward the International Space Station aboard a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft on Nov. 2, 2019.

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Another payload was Made in Space’s Plastic Recycler hardware, which will test a new technology that recycles plastics. 

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The AstroRad vest undergoes a fit test at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida before launching to the space station.

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The AstroRad vest undergoes a fit test at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida before launching to the space station on Northrop Grumman's NG-12 mission.

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