UPDATE – because of upper level winds, the launch has been moved to 6:30 p.m. NASA live streaming begins at 5:30 p.m.
by Lon Seidman | CTNewsJunkie.com
The launch of the Orbital Science Corporation’s Antares rocket (at 5 p.m. Eastern time) should be visible from South Carolina all the way to Portland, Maine.
Orbital Sciences Corporation is one of two companies to win an International Space Station cargo delivery contract from NASA. The 18-minute mission will deliver a test cargo container to orbit but will not dock with the station.
The rocket will appear arching toward orbit in the southern sky shortly after its liftoff in Virginia.
Those along the Connecticut shoreline should see it 10 degrees above the horizon, while viewers who are north of the Connecticut shoreline will see it lower in the sky at about 5 degrees.
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Posted April 20, 2013 on HTNP News
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