Cygnus space craft arrives at International Space Station

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – After a successful Saturday launch bound for the International Space Station, the Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus space craft was set to arrive at ISS on Monday.

Northrop Grumman says the highly anticipated craft arrived at around 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Specifically, the craft arrived at approximately 1000 meters below the station.

From there a robotic arm controlled by the astronauts will reach out and attach to ISS giving much needed supplies to our ISS astronauts.

Since the launch, the whole process took the last two days phasing out its orbit with the space station and Cygnus experts us they couldn’t be more proud of all those who made it possible.

Frank DeMauro, vice president of the advanced programs division at Northrop Grumman said, “It’s a tremendous team effort we designed Cygnus several years ago and it’s had several successful missions and Antares has flown us very successfully.”

If you missed Saturday’s launch you can always check back at nasa.gov to find out when the next launch is scheduled at wallop’s flight facility.

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