Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket has successfully launched into space to deliver supplies and science experiment payloads to the International Space Station.
The much-awaited Antares rocket launch has been delayed until Monday, Oct. 17, due to faulty ground equipment.
Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket is set to fly again for the first time since it exploded in October 2014 a few seconds after liftoff.
The moon will pass by planets Saturn and Mars early this September and it will be visible in the night sky.
The planets Saturn and Mars, as well as the Antares star, will form an astonishing stellar alignment starting Aug. 23.
After more than a year of delays, the Antares rocket was rolled out onto its Virginia coast launch pad on Saturday in preparation for the first of two test launches, the first of which is scheduled for April 17. Should everything go according to plan, the rocket, developed by aerospace firm Orbital Sciences Corp., will work ferrying cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a $1.9 billion deal with NASA.