Antares and Cygnus to service space station

This animation previews the flight of Orbital Sciences Antares rocket launching from Wallops Island, Virginia, and sending the cargo-laden Cygnus resupply ship to the International Space Station for capture and berthing by the Canadarm2. After the outpost's resident crew unloads the goods and provisions, the Cygnus spacecraft is released to fly back to Earth for disposal in the atmosphere.

And here's our full story on the rocket's name changing from Taurus 2 to Antares.

Credit: Orbital Sciences

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