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Step in Space Station Commercial Re-Supply Accomplished
08.25.11
 
Workers unload the Cygnus payload from a cargo plane at Wallops
NASA's partnership with industry to develop transportation to the International Space Station reached another step Aug. 23, as the cargo module for Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus spacecraft, which will carry supplies to the station, arrived at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled for a demonstration flight early next year on an Orbital Taurus II launch vehicle under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services agreement with the company. All photos credit: NASA/Wallops Flight Facility
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The Cygnus payload in the belly of a cargo plane at Wallops (closeup) › Larger image

The Cygnus payload is unloaded from a cargo plane at Wallops › Larger image