Antares Rocket Lifts Off
A supply mission to the International Space Station began with this flawless launch on Sunday, delighting some hungry spacefarers.
"Fresh Food!" said astronaut Cady Coleman on Twitter, pleased about the arrival of the supplies.
The unmanned Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus cargo capsule headed into space from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft carried 3,000 pounds of cargo, including science experiments.
Though only Russia's Soyuz space capsule can deliver astronauts to the space station, a number of cargo capsules, such as the Cygnus used on this Orbital-2 mission, can now resupply the orbiting lab.