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Countdown is continuing for the Nov. 12 launch of the eighth Orbital ATK contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Cygnus spacecraft is set to lift off on an Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Weather is 95 percent favorable for the launch, which has a five-minute window opening at 7:14 a.m. EST.
The cargo mission to the International Space Station will carry about 7,400 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during the space station’s Expeditions 53 and 54.