June 16, 2024

Antares’ Night Sky Spectacle: Watch the Next NASA Cargo Resupply Launch From Wallops

Members of the public can experience the thrill of a rocket launch in individual from the launch seeing area at NASAs Wallops Flight Facility Visitor. The Visitor Center will have special hours on launch day, opening from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT. The Visitor Center will not be open exterior of the launch seeing occasion on Aug. 1 to enable for event preparation. The CRS-19 Cygnus spacecraft is named after NASA astronaut Dr. Laurel Clark who flew aboard Columbia STS-107, and is scheduled to release at 8:31 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, August 1, 2023.

This will be Northrop Grummans 19th commercial resupply services objective for NASA, delivering science examinations, products, and devices to the International Space Station.
Six public locations to view a rocket launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, on the Delmarva Peninsula. Credit: NASA/Jamie Adkins
Seeing places on Chincoteague Island include Robert Reed Park on Main Street or Beach Road covering the area between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. The Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Atlantic beaches likewise supply excellent watching places.
Members of the general public can experience the thrill of a rocket launch personally from the launch viewing location at NASAs Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. The Visitor Center will have unique hours on launch day, opening from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT. The Visitor Center will not be open exterior of the launch seeing event on Aug. 1 to enable occasion preparation. Visitors thinking about seeing the launch from the Visitor Center are urged to carpool as parking is restricted. More launch seeing info is available on the visitor center website.
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus spacecraft loaded with cargo bound for the International Space Station stands vertical on Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceports Pad-0A, Saturday, July 29, 2023, at NASAs Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grummans 19th contracted freight resupply objective with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver more than 8,200 pounds of science and research study, team supplies and lorry hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. The CRS-19 Cygnus spacecraft is named after NASA astronaut Dr. Laurel Clark who flew aboard Columbia STS-107, and is set up to launch at 8:31 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Credit: NASA/Patrick Black
Live launch protection and countdown commentary will begin at 8 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 1, and air on NASA Television and the companys site, along with YouTube, Twitter, and NASAs App.
Members of the public outside of the seeing location can register to attend the launch practically. Virtual guests will have access to curated resources, schedule changes, and mission specific information directly to your inbox.

The Antares launch, arranged for August 1 at 8:31 p.m. EDT, marks Northrop Grummans 19th resupply mission for NASA The occasion, noticeable throughout the mid-Atlantic and potentially the East Coast (weather allowing), can be watched face to face at particular locations or in live broadcasts on several platforms. A virtual involvement choice is likewise available. Credit: NASA.
The next Antares launch is set up for 8:31 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, August 1, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceports Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia.
The evening launch may show up, weather allowing, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic area and possibly the East Coast of the United States.
The Wallops Range 48-hour projection issued on July 30 continues to keep weather condition at 80% beneficial, with a minor possibility of cumulus clouds being the main weather concern.