Cygnus cargo module arrives at Wallops Island in preparation for May launch

Posted at 4:47 PM, Jan 30, 2014

Wallops Island, Va. – A giant Antonov cargo plane landed at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility today, carrying part of the Cygnus cargo module that will be launched from Wallops on May 1.

The Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) that arrived will be joined with a Cygnus service module and launched aboard an Antares rocket to the International Space Station.

Antares rocket launches from Wallops Island
Watch: Time lapse of Antares rocket rolling to the launch pad at Wallops