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Watch the Antares Rocket Launch Live Right Here as It Sends Children’s Books to the ISS

They're sending science and supplies and stuff too, but we're just so pumped for Storytime From Space!

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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.

orbital viewing map

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.

Launch Times

(via NASA TV and Orbital Sciences, image via NASA)

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Glen is a comedian, writer, husband, and father. He won his third-grade science fair and is a former preschool science teacher, which is a real job.