Rocket launch at NASA Wallops postponed due to weather

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – Thursday’s wet weather caused NASA Wallops to postpone the highly anticipated launch of the Antares Rocket.

The purpose of the launch is to deliver supplies such as cargo, food and experiments up to the International Space Station.

Each day the launch gets postponed, the launch time will be pushed back about 25 minutes earlier to make sure it stays in orbit with the Space Station, so the new launch time is set for Friday morning at 4:23 AM.

As for how likely it is that the rocket will launch Friday, we’re told it’s a less than 50 percent chance.

Keith Koehler, the Public Information Officer for NASA Wallops said, “Right now, the forecast, we would have about 45 percent probability of acceptable weather. We’ll take another look at the weather and everything [Thursday] morning and decide whether we’re going to go on Friday or Saturday.”

If you want to see the launch in person, you can do so.

Those who want a front row seat are encouraged to show up at the NASA Visitors center at 12:30 AM on Friday.

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