CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —
Both the station crew and Mission Control paid tribute to the late astronaut for whom the Cygnus is dedicated: G. David Low.
Low flew three times on space shuttles, then went to work for Orbital Sciences to help in this new commercial space effort. He died of cancer in 2008 at age 52. His family attended the Cygnus launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.
“To our great friend and colleague G. David Low. ... This one’s for you,” Orbital Sciences said via Twitter.