OA-8 Live Coverage Underway

Countdown is continuing for today’s scheduled launch of the eighth Orbital ATK contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Cygnus spacecraft is set to lift off on an Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Weather is favorable for liftoff at 7:37 a.m. EST.

NASA Television coverage has begun. Watch live: http://www.nasa.gov/live.

Credit: NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

The cargo mission to the International Space Station will carry about 7,400 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during the space station’s Expeditions 53 and 54.

3 thoughts on “OA-8 Live Coverage Underway”

  1. Dammit. Is there no penalty for some stupid aircraft fouling the range for a rocket launch? Don’t pilots read the damn NOTAMS???

    1. I guess not Bill. So if you were to pull their license for flying for six months that would solve the problem!!!

  2. It’s great that you’ll have live coverage. What type of aircraft entered the launch airspace? How wide of a no fly zone do you’ll have around the launch pad. What is the reason for the launch tomorrow.

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