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How to view the Antares launch Oct. 28
October 26, 2014

[image-50]WALLOPS ISLAND, Va.—NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket at 6:22 p.m. EDT, Oct. 28.

The Antares rocket will carry Orbital’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft, loaded with some 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments, to the International Space Station.

The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States. For a visibility map of launch, see: http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/20141015_ORB-3_Visibility_w-Traj_w-title.jpg

Public viewing of the launch will be available at the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops. Visitors are reminded that alcohol and pets are not allowed on the Visitor Center grounds. Because of wind speeds and direction at upper altitudes today, the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge / Assateague Island National Seashore will be closed at 4 p.m. to the public, therefore these sites will not be available for launch viewing.

For more information about the Visitors Center, including directions, see: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

For more information on viewing sites recommended by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission, see: http://www.esvatourism.org/space/landing_page_space.asp.

Live coverage of the mission is scheduled to begin at noon on the Wallops Ustream site at:


Launch updates also are available via the Wallops Facebook and Twitter sites:



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 5:30 p.m. EDT. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:


For more information about International Space Station, visit:


Antares stands ready to launch the Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft to the International Space Station at 6:22 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Va.
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NASA/Patrick Black
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Page Last Updated: October 28th, 2014
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