Watch A NASA Rocket Launch From the Beach Tonight!
Tonight, October 1st, NASA is launching an Antares Rocket up to the International Space Station.
According to the NASA press release, “This will be Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.”
While they launch from the Wallops Island in Virginia, once the rocket hits a certain height it is visible from our beaches.
The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Those living in Cape May county can see the rocket about a minute to four minutes after it launches.
It’s current launch time is at 9:38 PM EST.
What makes launches on the beach the best is due to it’s location away from light pollution and the path in which the rocket is heading (out to sea).
The further you move away from places with high light pollution such as Philadelphia, the better you can see it.
My suggestion would be head to the beach in Cape May around Philadelphia Ave.
Be sure to keep an eye on the NASA Twitter feed for updates.
⛅ The latest forecast is 70% probability for favorable weather. Cloud ceilings and cloud cover are the main concerns. pic.twitter.com/dRdls503g1
— NASA Wallops (@NASA_Wallops) September 30, 2020
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