International Space Station receives supplies from Dulles-based company

WASHINGTON —  Fresh fruit and ice cream bars have made their two-day journey to the International Space Station, along with thousands of pounds of other supplies and research experiments.

Dulles-based Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft was launched aboard an Orbital ATK Antares rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Nov. 12 and docked at the space station at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, two days later.

For the first time, the Cygnus craft will act as an extension of the space station’s research space, with science experiments performed inside the cargo module while docked to the laboratory.

The 7,400 pounds of cargo,…

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