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We have news from NASA, that they are going to launch a rocket for lighting up the sky on the East Coast. The Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket has a plan to launch at 4:49 a.m on Thursday.
According to NASA weather permitting, the launch should be visible in the Carolinas, and is expected to “light up the sky,” according to the Wallops Flight Facility. “The launch is expected to be visible to much of the East Coast if the skies are clear.”
NASA informed “to see the rocket streak across the early morning sky”. Who wants to see the mission on Live, it will start at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 14 on the Wallops video and audio Ustream sites. Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 4:15 a.m.
“The Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched by the rocket will carry “about 7,200 pounds of crew supplies and hardware to the space station, including science and research in support of dozens of research investigations.”
“Some of the research includes “a physical sciences investigation to evaluate a method for producing fiber optic cable in space” and “astrophysics research to examine the formation of chondrules, some of the oldest material in the solar system,” stated NASA.
[The Cygnus spacecraft is expected to reach the space station by November 18, when the space station’s robotic arm will grasp the Cygnus and install it on the station, according to NASA. The Cygnus will stay at the space station until February], informed www.heraldsun.com.
Wallops Flight Facility is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, United States. WFF includes an extensively instrumented range to support launches of more than a dozen types of sounding rockets;
- small expendable suborbital and orbital rockets;
- high-altitude balloon flights carrying scientific instruments for atmospheric and astronomical research.
There have been over 16,000 launches from the rocket testing range at Wallops since its founding in 1945.
Source: Text; www.heraldsun.com
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