Space Station Resupply Mission Set for Liftoff Today at Wallops

  • Space Station Resupply Mission Set for Liftoff Today at Wallops

Space Station Resupply Mission Set for Liftoff Today at Wallops

Dress warm and step out to view the launch of Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket at 5:39 p.m. EST, Sunday, February 9, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

There's about 75-hundred pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware aboard the spacecraft.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the first delay on Thursday was due to bad weather after the Sunday launch was aborted at the last minute due to some sensor readings. The weather forecast calls for 95% favorable weather conditions.

For the second time in less than a week, NASA and Northrop Grumman have cancelled their Antares rocket launch. Crews also refreshed critical science equipment on board that has a limited shelf life. Officials say they're determined to try again on Saturday, in order to get these much needs items to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

NASA updated its timeline launch of a cargo ship to the International Space Station from Valentine's Day to February 15, according to a statement.

Love won't be the only thing in the air this #ValentinesDay.

Visitors are reminded that alcohol, pets and firearms are not allowed on the NASA Visitor Center grounds.

Northrop designed the Cygnus capsule to accept trash from the space station after delivering cargo and to burn up in the atmosphere after leaving. Examples include tissue culturing, a demonstration of a new miniature scanning electron microscope and an experiment to study fires aboard spacecraft. "It goes away and nobody's on it".