Tuesday, December 17, 2013

See a Rocket Launch Thursday Night at 9:19pm EST

Universe Today explains How to See Spectacular Prime Time Night Launch of Antares Commercial Rocket to ISS on Dec. 19 "Orbital Sciences Corp. is marching forward with plans for a spectacular night blastoff of the firms privately developed Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft on Thursday, Dec. 19 from a seaside pad at Wallops Island, Virginia on a mission for NASA that’s bound for the International Space Station (ISS).

The nighttime Antares liftoff is currently scheduled for prime time – at 9:19 p.m. EST from Launch Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA Wallops Island, Virginia. It should be easily visible to tens of millions of residents along a wide swath of the US East Coast spanning from South Carolina to southern Maine – weather permitting."

Update: and it's delayed until January.



Richard said...

I am going to try to watch this one as well. I commented to someone the other day that all of these launches so close to me and visible form the east coast is like the rocket launches in Gattaca when the are building the Saturn mission that the main character is training for. We are not quite up to launches several times a week but someday...

Richard said...

They mentioned in the announcement for a Dec 19th launch that if the pump on the station needed a spacewalk they would postpone the launch. I guess I don;t have to stand outside in the cold tonight.