An unmanned Ariane rocket successfully launched into space Wednesday with the heaviest ever payload. The rocket contained supplies for the International Space Station. A first attempt to launch the rocket was spiked due to technical difficulties.
REUTERS - An unmanned Ariane rocket successfully launched from French Guiana late on Wednesday to supply cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), space officials said.
The modified Ariane launcher blasted off at 6.51 pm (2151 GMT) from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on the northeast coast of South America carrying a 20 tonne cargo vessel.
Date created : 2011-02-17