You Can Watch A Rocket Launch Over NJ Next Week
It's been a fun stretch of celestial excitement lately, with first image of a black hole being revealed, Jupiter being seen really close to the Moon, and now a rocket launch will be visible over New Jersey!
Now, keep in mind, last time we were waiting for Wallops to perform a launch, we were subjected to nearly a month of delays and reschedules. If things go according to plan this time, you'll want to be looking up around 4:46pm on Wednesday, April 17th. The rocket will take off at that point, and if you live in Cape May it'll be visible in about a minute; Atlantic County residents will need to wait about 90 seconds; Ocean County will see it in about two minutes; Monmouth County will take between 120 and 150 seconds, and the rest of the state will see it around three minutes.
Wallops does remind us that since this launch takes place during daylight hours, the visual will not be as striking as a nighttime launch. If you can't see it, you can always watch the livestream on NASA TV, with coverage will begin at 4:15pm or on UStream with full coverage starting at 11:45am.