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NASA: Cygnus Mission Previewed

Standing in front of Orbital Sciences Corp. Cygnus cargo carrier are (left to right) Bill Wrobel, Director, Wallops Flight Facility; Chris Scolese, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center; Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator; and Frank Culbertson, senior vice president for Human Spaceflight Systems, Orbital Sciences Corp.

Standing in front of Orbital Sciences Corp. Cygnus cargo carrier are (left to right) Bill Wrobel, Director, Wallops Flight Facility; Chris Scolese, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center; Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator; and Frank Culbertson, senior vice president for Human Spaceflight Systems, Orbital Sciences Corp.

During this news conference from Wallops Flight Facility NASA previewed the launch and mission of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station.

The Cygnus spacecraft is an unmanned resupply spacecraft being developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation as part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) developmental program.

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