Rocket Launches On Demonstration Mission To International Space Station

September 18, 2013

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.

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