You Can Watch A Live Rocket Launch From The East Coast Tomorrow
If you live on the East Coast and don’t mind getting up really early, there’s a chance you could watch NASA launch a real rocket on November 16.
People all the way from Wilmington, North Carolina to Hartford, Connecticut will be able to see the 4:23 a.m. launch of the Antares rocket. Depending on your location, you can expect to best see the rocket exiting Earth’s atmosphere 60 and 150 seconds after its launch.
The Antares rocket will be propelling the Cygnus spacecraft towards the International Space Station. The Cygnus will be carrying thousands of pounds of food, supplies, and even a 3D printer to astronauts at the station.
Of course, rocket launches are weather-dependent. NASA meteorologists have predicted that conditions for the launch only have about a 45 percent chance of being perfect, so space fans should be prepared for a possible rain check.
If you want to catch this space event live, head outside at 4:23 a.m. on Friday, November 16 and keep your eyes on the skies.