As of right now, everything is looking good for today’s Orbital Sciences launch of their Antares rocket carrying an unmanned Cygnus supply capsule to the International Space Station. Launch is scheduled for 1:00PM ET, and you can watch it live right here. You may even be able to catch a glimpse in the sky depending on where you live.
The rocket is launching from the NASA Wallops Flight Center in Virginia. Obviously, the closer you are to the launch site the better chance you’ll have a view, but this map from Orbital Sciences should give you a pretty indication of what kind of view you can expect.
The farther you are from the launch, the longer it will take after liftoff for you to see the rocket in the air. Orbital also has a map showing you how long you can expect to wait before the Antares is in view.
- The launch was rescheduled due to weather and solar flare activity
- The Cygnus is bringing books to the ISS for a Storytime in Space program
- Some incredible photos came out of recent spacewalks