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Bad Weather Delays Wallops Rocket Launch to Friday


With the bad weather rolling into the area the Wallops Flight Facility has postponed the launch of the resupply mission to the International Space Station.

It is now scheduled for Friday morning.

Originally, it had been set to lift of the launch pad on Thursday.

But the increasing forecast for heavy rain forced the delay with the chance of problems rising from 40 percent to 70 percent.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Friday’s liftoff is scheduled for 4:23 a.m.

It has a payload of around 75-hundred pounds including science experiments and supplies for the space station.

The Cygnus spacecraft will be carried aloft on an Antares rocket.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.