In case you live or work too far away from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia, or the clouds get in your way, you have a few options to watch the rocket launch that is scheduled for Tuesday evening.
Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket is set to lift off at 5:56 p.m. Eastern time, as part of the company’s 16th mission to deliver supplies, equipment and NASA science investigations to the International Space Station, NASA said.
UPDATE (6:10 p.m.): The rocket launched successfully at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday. In case you missed it, NASA posted this video clip on its Twitter page.
As long as skies are clear and winds are calm, the launch is still on target for Tuesday evening, and NASA says people across the Mid-Atlantic region and possibly other parts of the eastern United States may be able to see the rocket and its exhaust trail shortly after takeoff.
How to watch the launch live
- Live coverage of the mission countdown is scheduled to begin at about 1 p.m. Tuesday on the Wallops IBM video site.
- Launch coverage on NASA TV is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
- Launch updates will be available on the Wallops Facebook page and Wallops Twitter page.
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