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Northrop Grumman launches cargo ship to space station – CBS News

The Cygnus cargo ship is loaded with more than 8,000 pounds of supplies and equipment.



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A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket boosted a Cygnus cargo ship into orbit Saturday after a picture-perfect launch from Virginia’s Eastern Shore, carrying more than 8,000 pounds of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station.
The rocket’s two Russian-built RD-181 first stage engines ignited at 12:36 p.m., throttled up to full thrust and pushed the booster skyward from pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport – MARS – at NASA’s Wallops Island, Virginia, flight facility.

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