Private Company to Launch Craft, Cargo to Space Station

Private industry’s ability to handle resupply missions to the International Space Station will be tested once again Wednesday when a second U.S. company launches its own rocket and spacecraft toward the ISS. 

Sending a cargo-filled spacecraft to the orbiting outpost is a complicated venture that has only been accomplished by a handful of governments and the California-based company SpaceX.

That list might expand after the Virginia-based company Orbital Sciences launches its Cygnus …

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