There is a rare sightseeing opportunity (April 17th) on the East Coast of the United States: Northrop Grumman Corp's Antares rocket will be launched during the day from the Pad-0A of Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in NASA's Wallops Flight Facility of Virginia .
Usually, a shot at Wallops occurs at the earliest morning hours. But with this launch, someone who wants to see the launch does not have to get up early to catch it. The rocket will fire the Gony ship. The International Space Station at 4:46 pm EDT (0846 GMT).
But more people can watch 4:46 pm. People who are farther away from the sun than at 4:46 am will be more difficult to launch. Instead of the bright stripes across the black sky, I want to find rockets that are easy to spot and have a light background.
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Nonetheless, there are potential watching opportunities for firing away like New York City. People near Wallops Island in Virginia and southern Maryland will have the best views, followed by Delaware, Northern Maryland and eastern Virginia. Cloud cover and daylight can be difficult to see but can be seen on the US East Coast.
Everyone in the area can fire at NASA's Wallops Visitor Center and open at noon today. NASA provided instructions here. Shows you how to get started in the Visitor Center. Chincoteague Island stretches between Chincoteague and Assateague Island and Robert Reed Park on Beach Road has additional public areas. However, the beaches of Assateague Island National Seashore / Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge are not visible during launch.
If you are not near Virginia or you do not see the launch point, you may also see a live rocket lift. From Space.com, Courtesy of NASA TV. Space.com also Live broadcast on Facebook Webcast. Start coverage starts at 4:15 pm. EDT (08:15 GMT). While watching the start, you can get more information and participate by listening to the audio countdown. Wallops Mission State Center.