Antares Rocket Rolls Out at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility
An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen as it is rolled out to Launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, January 5, 2014, in advance of a planned January 8 launch on Wallops Island, VA.
The Antares launched a Cygnus spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Orbital-1 mission was Orbital Sciences' first contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA. Among the cargo aboard Cygnus for delivery to the space station were science experiments, crew provisions, spare parts and other hardware.