Today, a super moon, tomorrow a rocket launch

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If you are anywhere along the Cape May County beaches in the Wildwoods, Cape May or the Villas, set your watch for 12:52 p.m. Sunday, July 13 to enjoy an unusually daytime treat streaking through the afternoon sky./Orbital If you are anywhere along the Cape May County beaches in the Wildwoods, Cape May or the Villas, set your watch for 12:52 p.m. Sunday, July 13 to enjoy an unusually daytime treat streaking through the afternoon sky./Orbital If you are anywhere along the Cape May County beaches in the Wildwoods, Cape May or the Villas, set your watch for 12:52 p.m. Sunday, July 13 to enjoy an unusually daytime treat streaking through the afternoon sky. An Antares rocket is poised to launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Va. Here are visibility and elevation maps for tomorrow's launch:

The launch will be visible from across South Jersey, but anyone along the beaches of Cape MayCounty will have the best view over an unobstructed ocean.

To view the launch, look to the south and about 10-15 degrees above the horizon. The Antares rocket will be speeding into space and moving toward your left.

At a Launch Readiness Review Saturday, managers for Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Virginia, and NASA gave a “go" to proceed toward the Sunday, July 13 launch of the Orb-2 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

This chart shows how high the Antares rocket will apear in the sky from places across the Middle Atlantic States. The Antares was scheduled to launch at 12:52 p.m. Sunday, July 13./Orbital This chart shows how high the Antares rocket will apear in the sky from places across the Middle Atlantic States. The Antares was scheduled to launch at 12:52 p.m. Sunday, July 13./Orbital Orbital is targeting a 12:52 p.m. EDT launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at noon.

There is a 90 percent chance of favorable weather at the time of launch.

For more information about the mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/orbital and http://www.nasa.gov/station.

 

 

 

This image shows the delay between tomorrow's launch of an Antares rocket and when you'll be able to see Antares from different points across the Middle Atlantic States./Orbital This image shows the delay between tomorrow's launch of an Antares rocket and when you'll be able to see Antares from different points across the Middle Atlantic States./Orbital


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