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At 8:05 EST AM Sunday morning, Orbital Sciences ‘ Cygnus spacecraft successfully connected to the International Space Station’s Harmony Node, marking a success for the company’s first contracted mission with NASA. This is the first of eight cargo missions the company is to fulfill under its $1.9 billion contract with NASA.Orbital’s President and CEO David W. Thompson said in a statement, “Our first mission under the CRS contract with NASA was flawlessly executed by our Antares and Cygnus operations team, from the picture-perfect launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility to the rendezvous, capture and berthing at the space station this morning,”

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