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Antares rocket lifts off from Virginia on space station cargo mission

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket lifted off at 3:21:04 p.m. EST Saturday powered by more than 860,000 pounds of thrust from two RD-181 kerosene-fueled engines. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
A twin-engine Northrop Grumman Antares rocket climbed into orbit Saturday from Virginia's Eastern Shore carrying a Cygnus supply ship bound for the International Space Station with a compact electron microscope, a flame combustion experiment, a range of biological investigations, fresh cheese, fruit and vegetables for the research lab's three-person crew.
The 139-foot-tall Antares launcher lifted off...
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