Space sta­tion sup­ply run de­layed by stray air­plane

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NATION -

A sup­ply run to the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion has been de­layed a day by a stray plane.

Ev­ery­thing was go­ing well in Satur­day morn­ing’s launch count­down in Vir­ginia. But at the last minute, a plane flew into the re­stricted airspace at Wal­lops Is­land. That prompted NASA’s com­mer­cial ship­per, Or­bital ATK, to call off the liftoff.

The Vir­ginia-based com­pany will try again Sun­day morn­ing to launch its un­manned Antares rocket with 7,400 pounds of cargo. The Cygnus cap­sule con­tains fresh fruit, veg­eta­bles and ice cream bars for the six sta­tion as­tro­nauts, plus meal­worms and mi­cro clover for stu­dent ex­per­i­ments.

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