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UPDATE: Antares Launch Scrubbed, Reschedule Date TBD

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - The Antares rocket launch started with much anticipation. 

Families from around the country came to witness in person the largest rocket launch in NASA Wallops history.  The Purdy Family traveled from Keyser, W.V. say luck played a role in them watching the launch in person.

"My husband actually had a job interview at the NASA Flight Facility," said Melissa Purdy. 

Her 10-year-old son Jeremiah Purdy was excited to miss school and says it was his "first time seeing a rocket launch."

"At our hotel, there were a lot of NASA people this morning," said Melissa Purdy. "You could tell the excitement was in the air."

But that excitement quickly subsided when the countdown hit T-12 from launch time at 5 PM when Orbital Sciences scrubbed it due to a umbilical cord connected to the rocket. According to officials, the company prepared for this possibility.

"We shouldn't be shocked at something like this that happened," said Barry Beneski, Orbital Sciences spokesperson. "[It's the' first time through with the rocket [and] first time with the pad.

"Disappointing, no doubt. Everyone was excited, but we're going to do it again."

A launch will not take place tomorrow and officials say the earliest date would be Friday at 5 PM.

According to @OrbitalSciences, Orbital Sciences' official Twitter page, "The mission management team will meet again at 8am EDT to review all known data. We are expecting a weather briefing at 4pm tomorrow.

"We may know by 5pm tmrw if we will continue toward a 5pm launch attempt on Friday. Evaluating weather and data."

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