DULLES, Va. (WUSA9) -- A spacecraft arrived early Sunday morning at the International Space Station carrying much needed supplies and important research.
That spacecraft was designed and built right in our area. The maker of the spacecraft is Dulles-based Orbital Sciences
Last Thursday's rocket launch culminated in the rendezvous and arrival of Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft at the International Space Station.
A robot arm snatched Cygnus early Sunday morning.
The rendezvous is no easy task, with the International Space Station traveling not quite lightning speed, but 17,500 miles per hour.
The meeting was all under the direction of Program Director Frank DeMauro, who works with a team of 250 people.