Rocket Launch Scrubbed Due to Sailboat in Launch Area

October 27, 2014 11:54 PM

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The planned launch of a rocket from the NASA Wallops Island, Va. Flight Facility was scrubbed Monday night after a sailboat made its way into an area near the launch site that is restricted to mariners.

The Antares Orb3 rocket was supposed to have launched at 6:45 p.m. The presence of the sailboat first delayed the launch to 6:55 p.m., but after it could not be hailed on a radio, NASA officials decided to scrub the launch. A rescheduled launch is set for Tuesday at 6:22 p.m. There is an approximate...

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