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Successful Antares Launch from Wallops Island

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - An unmanned cargo rocket successfully blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station Saturday morning after being postponed twice due to a poor weather forecast. 

The revised launch of Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket with Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched at 4:01 a.m. Saturday from Pad 0A of Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, located at Wallops. 

The rocket was originally scheduled to launch Thursday morning but the poor weather forecast caused NASA to reschedule it for Friday morning. But NASA decided to again postpone the launch, this time to Saturday morning, due to unfavorable weather conditions, including high winds and high seas, forecast for Friday morning. 

The unmanned Cygnus cargo craft will carry 7,500 pounds of groceries, hardware and research to the International Space Station, including critical science and research investigations

Saturday morning's launch means the capture and berthing of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft at the I.S.S is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19.


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