A memo from Orbital on the subject stated that not only would the cold pose no problem at launch time, it might even help keep the rocket fuel cold.

WESR will carry the real time audio of the countdown and the launch live on 103 the Shore and will pick up the countdown at approximately 7:15 a.m.

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket at 7:37 a.m. EST, Saturday.

The Antares rocket will carry Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft with more than 7,000 pounds of food, clothing and experiments on the CRS-8 mission to the International Space Station.

The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the east coast of the United States.

Public viewing of the launch will be available at the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops and the surrounding area. Visitors are reminded that alcohol and pets are not allowed on the Visitor Center grounds. The NASA Visitor Center will open at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 11.

For more information about the Visitors Center, including directions, see: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter


Live coverage of the mission is scheduled to begin at 1:15 a.m. on the Wallops Ustream site at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-tv-wallops


Launch updates also are available via the Wallops Facebook and Twitter sites:



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