Mid Atlantic Rocket Launch Set for Night of September 29

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A rocket launching from the NASA Wallops Spaceport in Virginia could be visible across a heavily populated region of the east coast later this month Image: NASA WallopsOn the evening of September 29, people as far away as Maine and Georgia may be able to view a rocket launching from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility spaceport on the coast of Virginia. The rocket is due to launch 10:27 pm, making the rocket launch that much more visible in the dark night sky.
Being launched is the Northrop Grumman  Antares rocket which stands at 139 feet tall. Topped with the Cygnus cargo craft, this launch will be Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.
Northrop Grumman will launch their rocket from pad 0a at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia coast. This is a picture we took of an Antares rocket on the pad ahead of a Fall 2017 launch. Image: Weatherboy
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops will not be open for this mission and people are discouraged from going out in groups to watch the launch in-person. However, the launch could …

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