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Posted on 07/13/2014 2:18:56 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odor-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew.
Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its Cygnus capsule from the Virginia coast, its third space station delivery for NASA.
"It's like Christmas in July," said Frank Culbertson, an executive vice president at Orbital Sciences and former astronaut.
Daylight and clouds limited visibility, but observers from North Carolina to New Jersey still had a shot at seeing the rising Antares rocket. It resembled a bright light in the early afternoon sky.
Its destination, the space station, was soaring 260 miles above Australia when the Cygnus took flight. The unmanned capsule should arrive there Wednesday.
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Not only did it resemble one, but it actually WAS a bright light in the early afternoon sky.