How to watch the LADEE launch tonight

The Minotaur V rocket on the launchpad at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The rocket is carrying the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) probe, bound for the Moon. [Credit: moi]

The Minotaur V rocket on the launchpad at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The rocket is carrying the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) probe, bound for the Moon. [Credit: moi]

I’m currently at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, preparing to watch the launch of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). This is the first space probe headed to the Moon to be launched from Wallops, and the first mission using Orbital Sciences’ Minotaur V rocket. The launch is tonight at 11:27 US Eastern time, so I am preparing to imbibe a mega dose of caffeine.

If you want to watch the launch, NASA TV will be livestreaming the event beginning at 9:30 PM. I’ll also try to livetweet events if there’s a reliable internet connection. However, if you live on the east coast, you might be able to see the rocket ascending! Orbital and NASA provided a helpful map where you might catch a glimpse, and NASA has a second map with more detail.

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