Provided All Goes as Planned, Tonight’s Rocket Launch to Be Visible From New England, Northeast Tonight
A Minataur V rocket carrying NASA's LADEE moon probe will launch from Wallops Beach in Virginia Friday night at 11:27 PM, provided all goes as planned, and the mission goes on time.
This "Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer" (LADEE) is on a 100 day mission to investigate the thin atmosphere of Earth's moon.
Most exciting of all - skies should be clear for most of the Northeast to see this launch! Scroll through the images below:
Estimated time of sighting Friday night (L is launch, current estimate 11:27 PM):
Angle above horizon:
What this would look like on Cape Cod, for example: