Supermoon over Cygnus rocket before launch

Supermoon over Cygnus rocket before launch (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)
Supermoon over Cygnus rocket before launch (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

The full moon rises in the sky to the right of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, on July 12, 2014 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The Antares rocket is scheduled to launch at 12:52 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 with the Cygnus spacecraft filled with over 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station.

The payload includes science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions.

This mission is Orbital Sciences’ second contracted cargo delivery flight to the space station for NASA.

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