How to Watch Tonight's Rescheduled Antares Rocket Launch From the Comfort of Your Own Home

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 5:27PM
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 5:27PM
How to Watch Tonight's Rescheduled Antares Rocket Launch From the Comfort of Your Own Home
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Last night's Antares rocket launch was aborted just moments before the 6:45pm lift-off time when a sailboat mistakenly found its way into the area. Don't fret though, because the launch has been rescheduled, which means that tonight, folks on the Mid-Atlantic coast of the US will get the rare opportunity to see a rocket make its way into space. At around 6:22pm ET, Orbital Sciences' Antares Rocket will launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as it starts its journey towards the International Space Station. Antares is the biggest rocket that launches from this facility, and if viewing conditions are in your favor, it could offer up a pretty spectacular show as it arcs across the evening sky.


The launch will be visible from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont in the North all the way down to the Carolinas in the South. Further inland, the likes of Pittsburgh (PA), Charlotte (NC) and Albany (NY) should all get a chance to see the launch. To help you figure out if you're one of the lucky ones, Orbital Sciences have put together a map of where in the US the launch will be visible from.



Now you've ascertained whether or not it will be visible from your locale, it's time to figure out where you need to look. Luckily, Orbital Sciences are on top of that one too, creating viewing guides for major locations across the Mid-Atlantic coast. We've also added in the weather conditions for each area, and although the conditions aren't quite as good as they were last night, you should still stand a pretty decent chance of seeing the launch.


New York City/New Jersey

- Partly cloudy, fair viewing conditions


Ashburn, Va

Partly cloudy, fair viewing conditions


Virginia Beach, VA

- Scattered clouds, good viewing conditions


Dover, DE

- A few clouds, good viewing conditions


Washington DC

- Cloudy, poor viewing conditions


Baltimore, MD

Cloudy, poor viewing conditions



If you're located elsewhere across the country, you can tune and watch a live stream of tonight's launch in the player below. Coverage starts at 5:30pm ET.  

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