ISS resupply mission launching from Wallops Island on Saturday

Credit NASA  Bill Ingalls

Credit NASA Bill Ingalls

The rocket was originally scheduled to launch at 7 a.m. on Saturday, November 11.

Orbital ATK's Antares rocket is expected to launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility with cargo destined for the International Space Station. But it was scrubbed after NASA said an aircraft flew into the restricted area.

Set your eyes on the southern sky Saturday morning and you may spy a space station resupply mission as it sets off into orbit.

Orbital OTK rescheduled the launch for 7:14 a.m. Sunday. The supply run marks the second ISS mission for this type of spacecraft, The Washington Post reports.

"We have confirmed that the aircraft that aborted today's launch attempt was a small aircraft flying at about 500ft approximately 6 miles offshore", according to the space agency's Twitter account for the Orbital ATK. "We are now de-tanking and will be ready to go (Sunday) morning".

The next launch effort is set for 7:14 a.m. Sunday.

Hosting its first major mission in more than a year, Wallops attracted the customary crush of visitors.

It was cold even by the standards of rocket science.

Northern Virginia will be under a freeze warning at the time of the launch, with temperatures in the 20s, but the forecast now predicts clear skies through Saturday.

Little did they know they would be pushing back the launch anyway. And produced a memorable launch for Richmonders last October.

There will be live coverage of the launch on NASA TV. Orbital ATK will soon pass into the hands of defense contractor giant Northrop Grumman which has bought it for about $7.8 billion.

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