Fireplace alarm on Earth delays Northrop Grumman cargo launch to area station


A Northrop Grumman rocket carrying greater than 4 tons of provides for the Worldwide House Station should wait a minimum of another day to launch after a fireplace alarm at its mission management middle thwarted a liftoff early Sunday (Nov. 6). 

The Antares rocket was about 10 minutes away from a deliberate liftoff at 5:50 a.m. EST (1050 GMT) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, when Northrop Grumman known as off the flight. A hearth alarm on the firm’s management middle in close by Dulles, Virginia, compelled a constructing evacuation, stopping launch controllers from going by means of with the launch. 

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