#Repost@sciencetripper ・・・ Wider view of yesterday's Orbital ATK OA-9 mission to resupply the International Space Station. With this important delivery the ISS will soon contain the coldest place in the known universe: the Cold Atom Lab (CAL)
A beautiful and ethereal sight with haze and cloud cover, this was the seventh Cygnus spacecraft launch to utilize the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia... My first time at this pad.
Located on the eastern shore of Virginia, the Wallops Flight Facility is operated by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, primarily as a rocket launch site to support science and exploration missions. Everything from small Super Loki meteorological rockets to orbital-class vehicles such as Minotaur and Antares.
Totally hooked, but was there really another option?