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Another resupply mission for the International Space Station is set to launch tonight from the Wallops Flight Facility. Delmarva Public Media's Steve Plotkin has this look at the mission.

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It was finally a successful launch on Saturday at the Wallops Flight Facility for the resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Delmarva Public Radio’s Steve Plotkin has the story.

Orbital Moon Shot

The next mission to the moon will be launched from the Wallops Flight facility early next year.

NASA says it will launch a 55-pound satellite called a CubeSat.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports the mission known as CAPSTONE will be the second lunar mission to be launched from the Virginia Eastern Shore.

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The resupply mission to the International Space Station is set for this afternoon at around 3:45 at the Wallops Flight Facility.

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.

This will the 13th mission by Northrop Grumman from Wallops.

The visitor’s center will be open beginning at 11:30 a.m. for viewing of the launch.

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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.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station delivery from Virginia has been delayed at least four days because of trouble with ground equipment.

Northrop Grumman came within two to three minutes of launching a cargo ship to the International Space Station on Sunday.  

With rain and clouds in the forecast this week at Wallops Island, the launch is now off until at least Thursday.

The capsule atop Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket holds 4 tons of space station supplies, including cheese and candy for the three station residents.

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Get ready for another rocket launch to the International Space Station.

It’s set for February 9th from Wallops Flight facility at around 5:40 p.m.  

The Salisbury Daily Times reports it is part of the Northrop Grumman Antares program.

The best viewing is from the visitor’s center at Wallops and Chincoteague.

But the beach area at the Assateague Island National Seashore will not be open for the launch.

If the weather is good the launch may also be seen throughout the Mid-Atlantic region as well as the East Coast.

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The next resupply mission to the International Space Station from the Wallops Flight Facility has been set to take off in the early morning hours of February 9th.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft will provide equipment for scientific investigations as well as supplies to the station.

Among the projects on the station are a tissue and cell culturing facility, the Plant Habitat that cultivated radishes and an examination of fire on different materials and environmental conditions.

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Another resupply mission to the International Space Station shot up into the sky on Saturday from the Wallops Flight Facility.

Hundreds flocked to see the launch of the Cygnus spacecraft which lifted off at 9:59 a.m.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it carried over 8-thousand pounds of research and supplies to the space station.

These included over 30 experiments.

Among the items on board was a Zero-G Oven that can bake cookies in space.

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A rocket launch to resupply the International Space Station is set to lift off at Wallops Flight Facility tomorrow morning. Delmarva Public Radio’s Steve Plotkin has this preview.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA has announced plans to launch a rocket from Virginia to the International Space Station next month.

A news release says Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft will take off from Wallops Island as early as the afternoon of Oct. 21. NASA says the goal is to deliver science investigations, supplies and equipment.

The mission includes the testing of a vest created to protect astronauts from radiation, a special oven to study baking food in microgravity and a device to explore recycling plastics for a space device.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Young space enthusiasts in Virginia will be able to chat live with NASA astronaut Christina Koch about what it's like to live in space.

The Slover Library in Norfolk will be the host site for a live downlink event from the International Space Station on Aug. 9. Koch is set to be in space for 328 days, setting the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman.

Approximately 200 students will at the library to ask Koch questions.

Wallops Flight Facility

An Antares rocket is set to launch another resupply mission to the International Space Station. Delmarva Public Radio's Steve Plotkin has this preview.

Student Experiments

The cargo will include not only general equipment and supplies for the International Space Station but also student experiments which have a long history at the facility. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with Wallops Flight Facility spokesman Keith Kohler about the flight.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - Officials say the next launch from Virginia's spaceport to the International Space Station will help with more than 40 scientific investigations including into Alzheimer's, hearts, atmospheric carbon dioxide and free-flying robots.

News outlets report Northrop Grumman's commercial resupply mission for NASA will lift off Wednesday afternoon from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. A rocket will take an unmanned spacecraft with about 7,500 pounds of payload (3,400 kilograms) to the ISS.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - Three small satellites that were developed at public universities in Virginia will be lifting off into space next month.

Old Dominion University in Norfolk said in a press release that the satellites will be aboard Northrop Grumman's Antares launch to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for April 17 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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The International Space Station resupply rocket launched from Wallops Flight Facility has reached its destination.

(AP) The rocket blasted off from Virginia with space station supplies, the second shipment in two days.

Northrop Grumman launched its Antares rocket from Wallops Island before dawn Saturday. The Russian Space Agency launched its own load of supplies to the International Space Station on Friday, just 15 hours earlier.

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There’s been another delay in the rocket launch from Wallops Flight Facility.

The mission to resupply the International Space Station is now scheduled for Saturday due to the rainy weather.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that each day the launched is moved 20 to 25 minutes earlier.

It had been set for 4:23 a.m. on Friday.

The probability for problems with the launch is 55 percent for tomorrow.

Officials said that drops to 5 percent on Saturday.  

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With the bad weather rolling into the area the Wallops Flight Facility has postponed the launch of the resupply mission to the International Space Station.

It is now scheduled for Friday morning.

Originally, it had been set to lift of the launch pad on Thursday.

But the increasing forecast for heavy rain forced the delay with the chance of problems rising from 40 percent to 70 percent.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Friday’s liftoff is scheduled for 4:23 a.m.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - An unmanned cargo rocket is scheduled to blast off this week from Virginia's coast to the International Space Station.

The Daily Press reports that the launch is scheduled for shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday at the spaceport on Wallops Island along the Eastern Shore. The unmanned Cygnus cargo craft will carry 7,500 pounds of groceries, hardware and research.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - High school students in Virginia got to learn about the challenges of life in microgravity directly from an American astronaut aboard the International Space Station.

Astronaut Drew Feustel spoke to students visiting NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore on Thursday using a video link. It's part of an effort to boost interest in science, technology and math.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The International Space Station has accepted delivery of more than 7,000 pounds of supplies from Virginia.

A commercial cargo ship arrived at the orbiting lab Thursday, three days after launching from Wallops Island.

Virginia-based Orbital ATK shipped the goods for NASA in a Cygnus capsule, which is named after the swan constellation. The space station's U.S. crew used a big robot arm to snag the Cygnus from orbit 250 miles up.

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It was liftoff time at Wallops Flight Facility as thousands gathered to witness the launch of the Orbital ATK Antares rocket this morning.

The time was 4:44 a.m.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that with a loud boom the rocket rose into the sky on its way to resupply the International Space Station.

It was carrying more than 3 tons of supplies as well as tiny satellites known as “CubeSats” which will be deployed after the Cygnus spacecraft leaves the space station on July 15th.

Inclement weather postponed the launch on Sunday.

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Thousands are expected to show up on Monday morning for the launch of an Orbital ATK rocket at the Wallops Flight Facility.

It will be carrying around 74-hundred pounds of supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it is expected to lift off during the 4 o-clock hour with a 30 percent chance of rain that day.

The rocket will be carrying the Cygnus spacecraft with the supplies including tiny satellites known as “CubeSats.”

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A load of supplies is headed to the International Space Station, this time from Virginia's eastern shore.

NASA's commercial shipper, Orbital ATK, launched the cargo ship Sunday morning from Wallops Island, aboard an unmanned Antares rocket.

The Cygnus capsule should reach the orbiting lab Tuesday. It's loaded with 7,400 pounds of cargo - including lots of ice cream and frozen fruit bars for the six station astronauts.

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Another resupply mission to the International Space Station is set to liftoff from the Wallops Flight facility tomorrow morning at around 7:30 a.m.

This will be the second resupply launch after the 2014 explosion on the launch pad.

Delmarva Public Radio’s Don Rush spoke with Keith Kohler with Wallops about tomorrow morning’s launch.

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The Wallops Flight Facility had a successful launch this week with the sounding rocket that went vapors into space to track the motion of particles more than a 100 miles above the earth's surface.

But the spaceport is gearing up for a set of more impressive launches -- the missions to resupply the International Space Station.

Kurt Eberly, vice president of Orbital ATK Antares, said there is a contract for a total of ten resupply missions.

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The Wallops Flight facility resumed its Antares rocket launches to resupply the International Space Station after a two year delay. In October of 2014 another Antares rocket carrying supplies in the Cygnus spacecraft exploded on the launch pad destroying the payload, the rocket and the launch pad. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush looks at this week's launch and the brightening prospects for the Eastern Shore facility.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - One of NASA's main delivery companies has launched its first space station shipment from Virginia in two years.

Orbital ATK's unmanned Antares rocket blasted off Monday night from Wallops Island. It was the first flight of an Antares since a launch explosion on Oct. 28, 2014, that wrecked the pad and destroyed everything on the space station supply run. For the long-awaited comeback, the pad underwent a $15 million face-lift, and the rocket got new Russian engines.

The launch provided a show for sky gazers along much of the East Coast.

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The Antares rocket resupply mission to the International Space Station is set to take place tonight after its Sunday launch was scrubbed.

The rocket is expected to take off at 7:40 p.m.

WBOC reports that NASA officials say that a ground support equipment cable did not check out during the pre-launch count down.

The rocket had been scheduled to get off the ground last week but was delayed by Hurricane Matthew.

The rocket’s Cygnus Space Craft will be carrying 5-thousand pounds of supplies to the International Space Station.

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There’s been a delay for the launch of the Antares rocket that will send supplies to the International Space Station.

The Wallops Flight Facility says it is now scheduled for this Friday October 14th – one day later than originally planned.

It’s expected to lift off at 8:51 p.m.

WBOC reports there was a minor vehicle processing issue over the last few days along with the impact of Hurricane Matthew.

Officials say the scheduled launch is still tentative pending the pre-testing procedures and weather conditions.

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On October 13th the Wallops Flight facility is set to launch another resupply mission to the International Space Station.  

NASA and Wallops officials say they have successfully completed their pre-launch review of the Anteres rocket that will take the Cygnus spacecraft into orbit.

WBOC reports that people on the East Coast should be able to see the rocket when it is set to lift off at 9:13 p.m. depending on weather conditions.

This will be the first resupply mission at Wallops since a rocket exploded on the launch pad in October of 2014.

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