A fresh grocery shipment rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday after launching from Virginia's seashore.
Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island.
The company's Cygnus capsule should arrive at the space station Friday, just in time for Easter.
While there's no Easter ham or lamb, NASA said plenty of holiday fixings are going up for the space station's six residents, including smoked turkey, pork chops, asparagus and cobbler. Altogether, more than 800 meals are tucked away.
The 7,600-pound (3,450-kilogram) load also included three free-flying robots to be tested as astronaut helpers, 40 black lab mice and 63 tiny student-research satellites.
Two of the cube-shaped Astrobee robots will be tested inside by the station crew, while the third — called Seeker and the size of a bread loaf — will wait until the Cygnus departs in July before being released and flying solo in orbit. The mice are part of tetanus-vaccine testing.
This particular Cygnus is named the S.S. Roger Chaffee after the youngest of the three astronauts who died in the 1967 Apollo 1 spacecraft fire.