Antares Set for Launch Saturday, Nov. 11 from Wallops

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Antares Set for Launch Saturday, Nov. 11
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket at 7:37 a.m. EST, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

Visibility map for the Orbital ATK's Antares Rocket CRS-8 launch.
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The Antares rocket will carry Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft with more than 7,000 pounds of food, clothing and experiments on the CRS-8 mission to the International Space Station.
The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the east coast of the United States.
Public viewing of the launch will be available at the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops and the surrounding area. Visitors are reminded that alcohol and pets are not allowed on the Visitor Center grounds. The NASA Visitor Center will open at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 11.
For more information about the Visitors Center, including directions, see: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter
Live coverage of the mission is scheduled to begin at 1:15 a.m. on the Wallops Ustream site at:
https://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-tv-wallops
Launch updates also are available via the Wallops Facebook and Twitter sites:
www.facebook.com/NASAWFF
www.twitter.com/NASA_Wallops
Smartphone users can download the “What’s Up at Wallops” app, which contains information on the launch as well as a compass showing the precise direction for launch viewing. The app is available for download to both Android and iOS users.
Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 7 a.m. EST. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:
https://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
 
This might be one better watched on the web if you're local at the East coast. Because of the early hour and direction of the flight path, it is likely to cross or be obscured by the rising sun. Video won't be as good as a SpaceX launch (because, let's face it, they're just showing off at this point), but it should still be worth watching.
 
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