Wednesday, January 8, 2014
(Wallops Island, VA) -- A supply launch to the International Space Station is on hold. Solar radiation levels will be too high today for private company Orbital Sciences to launch its Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The ship is packed full of new supplies, fresh fruit, and even an ant farm experiment that was due to dock at the ISS on Sunday. Whenever it does get off the ground, it will be the first operational flight of the Cygnus since it passed testing last fall as part of a two-billion-dollar contract with NASA.