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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[…] also wrote a brief viewing guide for the LADEE launch, which is now necessarily obsolete. However, you can find a lot of photos and video from the launch […]