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NASA Showcases Cygnus Spacecraft at Wallops Ahead of Space Station Mission

Media are invited to view and photograph Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft, packed with cargo for the International Space Station, at 10:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 7 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

Media also will have an opportunity to speak with NASA and Orbital ATK officials about the space agency’s effort to send supplies to the space station using commercial companies. The spokespersons available at the event include:

  • Dan Tani, Senior Director, Mission and Cargo Operations, Orbital ATK, Dulles, Virginia
  • Robyn Gatens, Deputy Director, International Space Station, NASA Headquarters, Washington

To attend this event, media must apply for accreditation by contacting Keith Koehler at keith.a.koehler@nasa.gov by 3 p.m. Monday, June 6. Accreditation is open only to media who are U.S. citizens.

Orbital ATK will make its fifth Cygnus cargo delivery to the space station this summer under its Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. The agency and Orbital ATK currently are targeting July for launch on the company’s Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A at Wallops.

For more information about Orbital ATK, the Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/orbitalatk

More information about the International Space Station is available online at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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