Photos: Antares Rocket lights up the Night on triumphant Return to Flight Launch

Orbital ATK’s Antares 230 rocket thundered off from Wallops Island after sunset on Monday, marking its return to flight after a stand-down of two years following a dramatic 2014 launch failure. Fitted with new engines, Antares lifted off at 23:45 UTC and completed a flawless nine-minute climb to send the Cygnus OA-5 spacecraft on its way to deliver cargo to the International Space Station.

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All Photos: NASA/Bill Ingalls