Antares rocket launch at Wallops Flight center set for Sept. 29

Antares launch visibility map. [NASA graphic]

Want to see a rocket launch? The launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket is set for Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 10:27 p.m. from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region and possibly the East Coast of the United States.

This will be Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.

The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops will not be open for this launch.

If you’re in the area, viewing locations on Chincoteague Island include Robert Reed Park on Main Street or Beach Road spanning the area between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. The beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore/Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will not be open during the launch.

From the Outer Banks, the launch should be visible about 60-90 seconds after takeoff. For Virginia Beach: 60 seconds; Philadelphia and Washington DC: 90 seconds and New York City: 150 seconds.

Live coverage of the mission countdown is scheduled to begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. on the Wallops Ustream site.

Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 10 p.m.  For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

For more information about International Space Station, visit:

Get more information about Northrop Grumman, its Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo spacecraft at:

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