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2d private firm ships space station cargo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s newest delivery service made its first-ever shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, another triumph for a booming commercial space arena that has its sights set on launching astronauts.

Orbital Sciences Corp.’s unmanned cargo ship, Cygnus, pulled up at the orbiting lab with a half-ton of meals and special treats for the station astronauts who assisted in the high-flying feat.

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