If you live or work too far from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia, or if the clouds are in your way, you have several options for watching the rocket launch which is scheduled for Tuesday. evening.
Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket is set to lift off at 5:56 p.m. EST as part of the company’s 16th mission to deliver NASA supplies, equipment and scientific investigations to the International Space Station, announced The NASA.
UPDATE (6:10 p.m.): The rocket was successfully launched at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday. In case you missed it, NASA posted this video clip on its Twitter page.
As long as the skies are clear and the winds are calm, the launch is still targeted for Tuesday evening, and NASA said residents of the Mid-Atlantic and possibly other parts of the eastern states – United could see the rocket and its exhaust. runway shortly after takeoff.
How to watch the launch live
- Live coverage of the mission’s countdown is scheduled to begin around 1 p.m. Tuesday on the Wallops IBM video site.
- Coverage of the launch on NASA TV is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
- Launch updates will be available on the Wallops Facebook page and Punch on Twitter page.
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