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Wallops Rocket Launch A Success!

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - If you were out and about just before 1p.m., you might have noticed the Antares rocket launch.

It was a successful lift-off from Wallops Island, and now the Cygnus Spacecraft is on it's way to the International Space Station, which is expected to arrive in about 4 days.  This specific launch saw a number of delays over the past few months, due to weather and equipment troubles.

"Orbital 2" is the second re-supply mission to the ISS, with some 3,300 pounds of food, hardware, and scientific equipment for experiments.

Cygnus will stay at the station for about one month, before returning to Earth.

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