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NASA’s Antares rocket launch may be visible along the East Coast on Thursday night

UPDATE: The rocket launch has been rescheduled for Friday night.

Original story below…

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—Nottingham-area residents could be able to sneak a peek at a rocket launch on Thursday night, if the skies cooperate.

Observers up and down the East Coast could see the launch of a Cygnus spacecraft (that will be heading to the International Space Station) atop a two-stage Antares rocket.  The launch will take place at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Northrop Grumman is coordinating the launch, which will deliver nearly 8,000 lbs. (3,600 kilograms) of supplies, marking the company’s 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA, according to Space.com.

Liftoff is set for 9:38 p.m. EDT (0138 GMT on Friday, Oct. 2) on October 1, 2020.

The forecast for the Nottingham area calls for overcast skies and light showers.

The full range of viewing times is available at NASA here.

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Live coverage of the mission countdown is happening now on the Wallops Ustream site.

Launch updates will be available via the Wallops Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 9 p.m.  For NASA TV streaming video, downlink, and scheduling information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv.

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