UPDATED: Latest schedule from NASA on LADEE public and media events:
History will be made with the first ever launch of a lunar mission from NASA’s Wallops Island, Virginia, launch facility scheduled for Friday at 11:27 p.m. The night time launch will be visible over a wide area with potentially millions of people throughout the Northeast states able to see the launch of NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) - see my accompanying blog on LADEE.
A visibility map and instructions on how to see the Minotaur V rocket/LADEE spacecraft in the sky are here: http://www.orbital.com/NewsInfo/MissionUpdates/MinotaurV/index.shtml Be sure to scroll through the graphics to find a state or landmark near you that shows the flight path from that location - very nifty indeed as done by Orbital.
As a bonus, the two sites will feature the LADEE launch countdown live and NASA personnel will be on hand to discuss the LADEE mission. In addition, a live broadcast of the launch operations will be shown on a big-screen projector in Robert Reed Park beginning at 9:30 p.m. on the day of the launch. For more information visit http://www.nasa.gov/content/public-viewing-sites-established-for-nasa-ladee-moon-mission-from-wallops/#.UicIqBYbTFI
You can also see the launch live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-tv-wallops and on NASA TV at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv .
Updates on the countdown are available at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home/index.html#.UicUyRYbRFI .
I will be at the launch site and hope to get some great pics and video to share with you of the launch.
Sky Guy in VA