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Space Station Getting Delivery From Wallops Island

Space Station Getting Delivery From Wallops Island

Orbital OTK rescheduled the launch for 7:14 a.m. Sunday.

In a later tweet, it was confirmed that the spacecraft remains "healthy" and is all set to launch.

Orbital ATK's Antares rocket is expected to launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility with cargo destined for the International Space Station.

The Antares rocket launch was originally scheduled for 7:37 a.m. Saturday.

Officially Cygnus OA-8 (enhanced version) with 3.7 t of payload will be launched tomorrow from same pad at 12:14 UTC. The launch window is open for about five minutes.

The launch of the Orbital ATK Antares 230 launch vehicle with OA-8 S.S. Gene Cernan Cygnus from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, was aborted on Saturday, Nov. 11 morning, due to a range violation as an aircraft was detected in the vicinity of the launch pad, said NASA.

The cargo will help researchers conduct studies on how space's microgravity affects the E.coli bacteria's resistance to antibiotics.

Hosting its first major mission in more than a year, Wallops attracted the customary crush of visitors. If it had fallen to 20 degrees or cooler, engineers may have considered postponing the liftoff to head off the risk of any hardware freezing, an Orbital official said during a Friday press conference.

NASA created a handy map that charts where the rocket will be visible on the horizon after its launch - and when.

But check out the size of this rocket! Updates will also appear on the Wallops Facebook and Twitter pages.