Antares launches successfully

Congrats to Orbital Sciences for the first successful launch of the Antares rocket!  The rocket lifted off yesterday at 5:00 PM  EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia carrying a test payload designed to simulate cargo destined for the space station.  The launch marks a significant step forward to Orbital in their goal of becoming the second company to deliver cargo to the International Space Station.  Check out the video from NASA TV to see a replay of the launch.

Source: NASA