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The cargo mission to the space station was rescheduled for Friday

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – Plans to launch unmanned cargo rockets from Virginia to the International Space Station are rescheduled due to bad weather.

NASA said the launch was now set at 4:23 a.m. on Friday. Blastoff was originally scheduled for Thursday morning.

The unmanned Cygnus cargo ship will take off from Wallops Island along the East Coast. This will bring 7,500 pounds of food, hardware and research.

One of the science experiments on board will explore how the universe was formed from stardust. Others will explore the pathology of Parkinson's disease. But others involve ongoing fabrication and repair of plastic materials on long space missions.

NASA TV will stream the launch on its website. Visitors can watch the launches from the NASA Wallops Visitor Center base and audience.

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