Antares Next Liftoff Date: This Saturday

Apr 19, 2013

International Space Station

It will not be until Saturday before the two-stage Antares rocket lifts off the launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Orbital Sciences Corporation had planned to send the rocket into space on Wednesday.

But there was glitch just 12 minutes before launch.

The rocket will be carrying a dummy cargo as it prepares for eventually supplying the International Space Station.

Frank Culbertson, Vice president Orbital Sciences Corporation said that this will be “the biggest and loudest and brightest” launch from Wallops and that residents should be able to see along the Eastern Seaboard.