New commercial supply ship Cygnus reaches space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) - Nasa's newest delivery service has finally made it to the International Space Station.
After a week's delay, Orbital Science Corp's Cygnus cargo ship pulled up at the orbiting lab on Sunday morning. The space station astronauts used their robot arm to grab it.
The capsule is making its debut on this test flight, and contains more than a half-ton of food, clothes and other supplies for the six astronauts.
It marks a major accomplishment 260 miles (418km) up. Only one other private company has ever made such a high-flying shipment.