Small planes scuppers the launch of a missile


A rocket launch in Virginia, was canceled at the last moment, when a small plane flew into restricted airspace.

The Unmanned ship was about to be launched, en route to the International Space Station (ISS) when mission control called “abort abort abort!”.

They had spotted a small plane flying in restricted airspace to 500 feet (150 m), close to Wallops Island.

The launch will be attempted again Sunday morning at 07:14 EST (12:14 GMT).

The cargo ship was filled with 7,400 lbs (3,356 kg) of food, supplies, equipment and scientific experiments to the ISS.

Orbital ATK, which is $1.9 billion (£1.4 bn) contract with Nasa to resupply the space station, was to share real time updates before the launch. At first, preparations were underway without any problems.

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As the clock ticked down, it looked as if the ISS would soon be receiving an exciting delivery.

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Until, suddenly, this happened.

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Orbital ATK said there were “no problems until a plane flew into restricted airspace,” adding that it would be “ready to go tomorrow morning.”