NASA Rocket Launch Expected To Be Visible From NJ Tonight

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A Minotaur I rocket similar to this one is expected to be visible in New Jersey skies tonight, approximately one minute after its launch. (Orbital photo)

A Minotaur I rocket similar to this one is expected to be visible in New Jersey skies tonight, approximately one minute after its launch. (Orbital photo)

STATE – New Jersey residents may be able to spot a NASA rocket launch tonight, if weather conditions permit.

NASA and the U.S. military plan to launch a Minotaur I rocket from Wallops Island, Va. between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. tonight. The rocket will carry 29 satellites, including the first satellite to be built and tested by high school students. NASA officials will announce updated launch plans via Twitter and Facebook.

The rocket is expected to be visible throughout New Jersey, between one and two minutes after it launches. Look for a quickly-moving orange “star” with a small tail in the southern sky. NASA will also stream the launch online.


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