The Cygnus En way for Sunday Rendezvous with Station

As the newest business cargo vehicle to join the global Space Station’s resupply fleet launch Wednesday morning on its display flight, the Expedition 37 crew aboard the orbiting complex was hard at work with health check research, emergency simulation training and planning for Sunday’s arrival of the new space freighter.

The NASA business space partner Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard its Antares rocket at 10:58 a.m. EDT Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic national Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on the time of launch; the space station was flying about 261 miles above the southern Indian sea to the cygnus will rendezvous with the station on Sunday on its demonstration mission to deliver 1,300 pounds of cargo, counting food and clothing, to the space station's Expedition 37 crew.

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