Antares Launches Saturday

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By Linda Cicoira Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket is scheduled to be launched at 9:59 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility and will carry supplies to the International Space Station.

The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region and possibly the East Coast of the United States.

The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops will open at 6 a.m., on the launch day for public viewing. Additional locations for catching the launch are Robert Reed Park on Chincoteague Island or Beach Road spanning the area between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. The beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore/Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will not be open during the launch.

Visitors are reminded that alcohol, pets, and firearms are not allowed on the NASA Visitor Center grounds. Because of limited parking, campers and recreational vehicles will not be able to park there.

Those who can’t make it to the launch can visit https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/wmsc/#/home to see a live video of the blastoff. Live coverage will begin at 5 a.m.

Launch updates will be available on the NASA Wallops Facebook and Twitter sites. Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 9:30 a.m.

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