Date(s) - 02/20/2021
12:00 am - 12:36 pm
Mark your calendars for the next launch from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Saturday, February 20, 2021 with the NG-15 Antares launch with the Cygnus spacecraft loaded with supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. The launch is currently scheduled for 12:36 p.m. EST. Launch updates can be found at www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home.
The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops will not be open for this launch.
For your safety during the upcoming Antares Rocket Launch, the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge/Assateague Island National Seashore, VA will close to all access (including the OSV Zone) at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021. They will reopen after the launch scheduled for 12:36pm on Saturday, February 20. If the launch is cancelled, the back up schedule is Sunday, February 21 at 12:14pm or Tuesday, February 23 at 11:29am. In the case of backup dates, the refuge will close to all access at 6pm the evening prior to the launch. They will reopen after the launch is complete or scrubbed.
Viewing locations on Chincoteague will include Robert Reed Park, Curtis Merritt Harbor and the bike bridge on Maddox Boulevard.
The Virginia Department of Health is requiring in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders the following of all spectators:
– Stay in the group in which you arrived and not intermingle
– Individual groups can be no larger than 10 people
– Individuals must wear a face covering
– Groups must remain six feet apart at viewing locations
Virtual viewing of the launch is encouraged with live coverage of the mission countdown scheduled to begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. on the Wallops Ustream site.
Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at noon. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
For more information about International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station
Get more information about Northrop Grumman, its Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo spacecraft at: http://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman