Antares Rocket Launch At NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

I was supposed to attend this launch, but there was a schedule conflict with another event this week.  I am still going to try to pull it off, all in one very long day.  It is fun to watch the launch with the media at the Wallops Flight facility, you are as up close and personal as they will allow anyone.   The only issue at this point is a weather delay and the chances are looking more and more like that.  NASA will update as soon as they know or decide.

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Antares trajectory and timing for viewing the launch courtesy of NASA

Thursday morning if weather permits the Antares will launch on a resupply mission to the International  Space Station.  Get up early Nov. 15, Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.  SO far the weather looks okay and we have a slight window to actually see the rocket.  Delaware is in a good position to see most of the launch trajectory.

The Wallops Facebook Page is a great way to follow the progress of the launch and see it online live or to get info for links to other sites.   “The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops opens at 1 a.m. on launch day for public viewing. Additional locations for catching the launch are Robert Reed Park on Chincoteague Island or Beach Road spanning the area between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Assateague Island National Seashore/Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia will not be open for viewing the launch.  Visitor Center, including directions, see: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter ”

NASA TV starts at 4:15 a.m. EDT. For NASA TV streaming video, and information visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

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Rich King

 

 

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