Launch in January
It's been a very strange day. When we got up this morning, we read that Orbital rolled the Antares launch vehicle out to the pad in anticipation of a Thursday night launch. We boarded out flights to Norfolk, Virginia - and made it as far as Chicago - when we got the news that NASA has officially moved the launch to January, 2014.
Here are details on Orbital's web site:
Here's the New York Times coverage:
We're all back home now, after a day of flying in a very big circle. We wish our astronauts on board the ISS the best of luck on their upcoming spacewalks to repair the problem that led to today's delay. We're disappointed that our launch will take longer, but human safety comes first.
And we wish all of you the warmest, most enjoyable holiday season you can possibly have. Best wishes,
-Tim, Scott, Rouslan, Mark, Robert, and the rest of Team SkyCube