L-1: Making Space Flight Look Peaceful

After a successful rollout of the Antares rocket Friday and installation on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A, preparations continue for a Sunday night launch.

NASA photographer Bill Ingalls caught this amazing image of Antares and the setting moon

rocket on the pad with orange moon behind
The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on launch Pad-0A as the moon sets, predawn, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Orbital ATK’s sixth contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver more than 5,100 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew.