Wednesday, April 17, 2013

UPDATED Sky Guy Viewing ALERT 4-17-13 Antares Launch from VA

Hey Space Placers!

UPDATE: The launch was scrubbed due to a premature separation of an umbilical between the Antares rocket and the launch pad. The next launch attempt will occur no earlier than Friday, April 19.

I will keep everyone updated and you can check for yourself here:

If you live along the eastern U.S. seaboard near Virginia, you have a chance to see today's planned launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's (OSC) Antares space commerce rocket from NASA's Wallops Island Launch Facility

Antares Test Flight
Credit OSC

The launch is scheduled between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT. You can also watch live on NASA TV starting at 4 p.m. EDT. Read More here:

Get updates on the launch time and see where you are in relation to Wallpos using the OSC map above. Find a clear horizon and look towards the direction of Wallops right after launch. You can try getting a picture too.

I'll have more on this tomorrow.

Sky Guy in Rocket Launching VA

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