WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – A rocket sending nearly 8,000 pounds worth of NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment (including a new space toilet) to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch from Wallops Island Friday night around 9:16 p.m.
This comes after the most recent attempt Thursday night was scrubbed.
To recap: Tonight's launch attempt for @NorthropGrumman's Antares rocket to send the #Cygnus resupply craft to the @Space_Station was scrubbed about 2 minutes and 40 seconds before liftoff due to an unknown problem with a component of ground support equipment.— NASA Wallops (@NASA_Wallops) October 2, 2020
Assuming that the launch goes off without issue, we could see it go off this far inland. With it being long after sunset, we may have a harder time seeing the trails. Make sure you get a dark spot and preferably a higher spot too. Look to the east for a dim light that will rise toward the northeast.
If we do see it in parts of the New River Valley, Roanoke Valley and Highlands, that would happen around 9:18 p.m. and shortly before that farther east.
NASA will be live streaming the event on its website.