In a launch scheduled for Tuesday night that may be visible in several states, NASA intends to send the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket on an expedition to the International Space Station to supply supplies and carry out research.
The rocket will take off from the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island in eastern Virginia at 8:31 p.m. ET. According to NASA, views of the launch may be seen in a dozen states along the East Coast and in the mid-Atlantic region, weather permitting.
According to NASA, among other scientific inquiries, the mission will look at spacecraft fire protection and the density of the Earth’s topmost atmosphere.
Here’s how to watch the rocket launch live, regardless matter where you are in the viewing area or in the country.
How to watch the Antares launch live
The launch is scheduled for Tuesday, August 1 at 8:31 p.m. ET, weather permitting.
On NASA Television, the NASA app, its website, and numerous social media sites, NASA will stream the launch live.
All about the Spacecraft
The Antares 200 series rocket will launch over the American east coast on the last time in its seven-year lifetime. It will launch from Launch Pad 0A (LP-0A) at MARS (Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport). The launch window is only five minutes due to the spacecraft’s rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS), a Cygnus cargo vehicle made by Northrop Grumman.
The Cygnus spacecraft typically bears the names of important former astronauts or engineers who were involved in the space programme. The S.S. Laurel Clark is the name given to this Cygnus spacecraft in honour of the late astronaut Laurel Clark, who sadly perished in 2003 while travelling aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia during reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. She was a mother of one, a doctor in the United States Navy, and a diver.