Programming Note: There will be no Fresh Air this evening. Instead, we will air the "Reveal" documentary, including a story on the path heroin takes.
Rocket Launches On Demonstration Mission To International Space Station
A privately-owned rocket on a supply mission launched this morning from a small island on the Virginia coast.
Aboard are 1,500 pounds of clothes, food, water and other items for the astronauts on the International Space Station.
The rocket is on a demonstration mission to prove that Orbital Sciences Corp. has the ability to send cargo to the space station. A successful mission would give NASA more options for supplying the stations.
Updated 9/18/2013 at 4:08 p.m. to reflect the correct spelling of Virginia.