Private Cygnus spacecraft on its way to deliver food and clothing to space station
NASA launched a 1,500-pound care package today through Cygnus, its newest unmanned commercial spacecraft that will deliver food and clothing to the International Space Station.
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Today's launch comes on the heels of Orbital's spectacular night launch of NASA's LADEE moon probe on Sept. 6, which amazed spectators as far north as New York City and even Maine. The recent launches are drawing larger crowds to the area, spaceport officials said.Skip to next paragraph
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"I see it as nothing but positive," spaceport director Dale Nash told reporters Tuesday. "People complain about the traffic, but that's okay."
SPACE.com is providing complete coverage of Orbital's first Cygnus test flight to the International Space Station. Visit SPACE.com for updates on the mission. SPACE.com partner Spaceflight now is also offering updates via its Cygnu sMission Status Center, which will also include a launch webcast.
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