Video: Atlas/OA-7 pre-launch news briefing and what’s aboard

Watch the pre-launch news conference held Monday, April 17 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to preview liftoff of the Orbital ATK commercial Cygnus OA-7 cargo ship aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket for the International Space Station.

Briefing participants are:

* Joel Montalbano, NASA’s deputy manager of the International Space Station program
* Vern Thorp, United Launch Alliance’s program manager for commercial missions
* Frank Culbertson, Orbital ATK’s Space Systems Group president
* Tara Ruttley, associate program scientist for the space station
* David Craft, launch weather officer at the 45th Weather Squadron

Video courtesy: NASA

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Rocket and spacecraft overviews
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