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Antares rocket launches from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

It was liftoff for the Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — It was liftoff for the Northrop Grumman's and NASA's Antares rocket from Wallops Island after two initial launches were both scrubbed.

The rocket launched at 3:21 p.m. from the Wallops Flight Facility.

The initial Sunday afternoon launch was scrubbed at the last minute after readings from a ground support sensor were less than nominal. 

Northrop Grumman came within two to three minutes of launching a cargo ship to the International Space Station before killing it entirely.

The capsule atop the rocket is carrying cargo and supplies, including four tons of space station supplies, including research and hardware, as well as cheese and candy for the three station residents.  

The NG-13 mission is Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station

NASA and Northrop Gunman haven't revealed a projected time for when the supplies will reach the space station.

You can watch the launch on NASA's website.

Credit: NASA

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