Northrup Grumman lit up the night sky over the Mid Atlantic early Saturday morning, sending their Antares rocket to space. The 139.4 feet tall Antares lifted the 15,653 pound Cygnus cargo craft into space, bringing more than 7,300 pounds of supplies and science to waiting crews on the International Space Station. The launch lit up the skies around Launch Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia Atlantic coast during a 4:01am lift-off.
The launch happened without a hitch. The rocket successfully placed Cygnus in a position to rendezvous with the International Space Station early Monday morning.
Stunning launch from @NASA_Wallops of @northropgrumman #Antares #Cygnus carrying science & supplies to the #ISS! pic.twitter.com/ZOMC6nldJV
— the Weatherboy (@theWeatherboy) November 17, 2018