Lucas Gonzalez Salisbury Daily Times
Published 2:30 PM EST Feb 11, 2020
UPDATE: The Antares rocket launch was rescheduled a second time, and story has been updated.
Sunday's rocket launch from NASA Wallops Flight Facility was scrubbed. But don't worry: You'll still have the chance to watch the launch — a few days later than originally planned.
Northrop Grumman and NASA announced the next attempt is set "no earlier than" 3:43 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. The new date accounts for an unfavorable weather forecast over the next fews days and the time required to address the ground support issue.
The mission is Northrop Grumman's 13th to launch from Wallops. The first attempt Sunday was aborted at less than three minutes from launch for "off-nominal data from the ground support equipment."
Cygnus will carry approximately 8,000 pounds of crew supplies and hardware to the space station, including science and research in support of dozens of research investigations.
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The NG-13 Cygnus spacecraft is named the SS Robert H. Lawrence, after the first African-American astronaut.
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