Cape Canaveral: A US company makes its debut this week as a space station delivery service. And the lone American aboard the orbiting lab is counting on a fresh stash of chocolate.
In an interview on Monday with The Associated Press, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg said she can't wait for this weekend's arrival of a new cargo ship named Cygnus. She says it should be similar to other shipments at the International Space Station, even though it will be a first for Orbital Sciences.
Orbital Sciences is scheduled to launch an unmanned Antares rocket containing Cygnus on Wednesday.
NASA is paying Orbital Sciences and the California-based SpaceX company to keep the space station well stocked. The US space shuttle program, which did that work in the past, has ended.