A commercial rocket launch that was scheduled for Wednesday but aborted has been pushed to Friday, at the earliest.
The next attempt is "tentatively" set for Friday, assuming that issues forcing the delay are resolved, according to Orbital Sciences Corp., the Virginia company behind the launch. NASA hired Orbital Sciences to ferry supplies to the International Space Station via an unmanned spacecraft.
The launch was scrubbed because of "a premature separation of a launch pad umbilical connection to the Antares upper stage used for data communications," the company said.
Once it does go off, the launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Delmarva peninsula in Virginia will be visible across Maryland and much of the East Coast.