The launch will be Northrop Grumman's 13th services resupply mission, sending information on scientific investigations to the space station.
The mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) via Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft was scrubbed just a few minutes before the scheduled blastoff.More news: NY to sue federal government over 'trusted traveler' programs ban for travelers
The Liftoff for the cargo was planned to set at 5.39 p.m. and the live launch can be watched on Space.com's homepage, courtesy of NASA TV which began at 5.00 p.m. EST. In case of the possibility of delaying the launch for Monday, the weather forecast might fall in some decimals of 20% chances of weather.
The spacecraft was scheduled for taking off on February 9th from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A located on the Wallops Island, Virginia, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. 47 ABC will be sure to keep you updated as the new launch date gets closer.More news: Jussie Smollett indicted in Chicago over allegedly staged 2019 attack
Launch controllers also had announced a hold at five minutes to launch time, originally set for 5:39 p.m., with no reason given, but they soon returned to the countdown before announcing the abort.
The capsule carries equipment for multiple science experiments. All of his fellow astronauts eventually joined NASA and flew in space shuttle missions. The Cygnus NG-13 spacecraft is named the "S.S. Robert H. Lawrence" to honor the astronaut, who died in a training accident in 1967 before he could launch. In June 1967, Lawrence was selected to be an astronaut for the U.S. Air Force's Manned Orbiting Laboratory, a military space station, but was killed on December 8, 1967 in a tragic accident when his F-104 Starfighter supersonic jet crashed.More news: Coronavirus: Latest confirmed case in California, takes United States total to 13
Back in November 2019, Northrop Grumman launched the 12th Cygnus cargo expedition to the International Space Station for the American space agency.