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Space Station Resupply Launch from Wallops Set for Feb. 9th


The next resupply mission to the International Space Station from the Wallops Flight Facility has been set to take off in the early morning hours of February 9th.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft will provide equipment for scientific investigations as well as supplies to the station.

Among the projects on the station are a tissue and cell culturing facility, the Plant Habitat that cultivated radishes and an examination of fire on different materials and environmental conditions.

That last successful resupply mission from Wallops occurred in November of last year.

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.