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Wallops Antares Rocket Launch Delayed Until Friday

Wallops Flight Facility website

The rocket launch at the Wallops Flight Facility to resupply the International Space Station has been put off for a second time.

The rocket is now set to liftoff on Friday at around 4 p.m.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports the reason for the delay is the forecast for unfavorable weather.

Initially the launch was to take place on Sunday but the mission was scrubbed just minutes before liftoff due to abnormal readings from a ground sensor.

The Antares rocket with its Cygnus spacecraft is said to be ready and in good condition.

The launch can be seen from the visitor’s center at Wallops.

It will open at 11:30 a.m. on Friday for viewing.

Don Rush is the News Director 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.