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Rocket to Launch From Wallops Island Tonight, Re-Supply Space Station

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Keep an eye on the sky tonight. NASA has scheduled the launch of a rocket at 9:16 p.m. The rocket will liftoff from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island.

Its mission is to re-supply the International Space Station. The voyage will take a few days.

An ideal vantage point is the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, looking to the east.

According to NASA’s blog on the launch, the rocket, Antares, should be visible for about five minutes, depending on weather conditions.

The weather is reported to be 90 percent favorable for launch.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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