At 5 p.m., the Antares rocket engineered by Orbital Sciences successfully blasted off from the NASA flight facility on Wallops Island, Va.
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Video of the launch from NASA Television:
Video of the launch from an offsite location:
Designed “to provide responsive, low-cost, and reliable access to space“, the Antares rocket was launched as part of an Orbital Sciences test mission with the goal of transporting cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). Our blog post from Wednesday provides additional information.