Antares Rocket Prepares for Mission to International Space Station

Sep 17, 2013

Antares Rocket
Credit Wallops Flight Facility

The Wallops Island flight facility is set for another rocket launch.

Tomorrow an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is expected to take the Cygnus spacecraft on its first mission to the International Space Station.

The 133-foot-tall, two-stage Antares rocket will be launched at 10-50 a.m. tomorrow with a 15-minute window.

It had originally been set for lift off today but was postponed because of bad weather.

It will be fire first such mission from the Virginia facility to the Space Station and the second launch in less than two weeks with the Moon Mission earlier this month.