Hours after liftoff, Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus spacecraft is flying at 17,500 mph as it races to rendezvous with the International Space Station.
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A planned Wednesday demonstration launch of a cargo spacecraft could help double the number of companies that NASA has on tap to supply the International Space Station.
Instead of boarding a plane for your next business trip, ever think you might make the journey inside a solar-powered, car-sized aluminum pod shooting through a steel tube? That's the vision of Elon Musk, chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Motors and SpaceX.