Watch NASA's LADEE moon launch on the East Coast — or online
An Orbital Sciences Minotaur 5 rocket is due to send NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, on its way toward the moon on Friday night. - NASA EDGE
Make your plans for a spectacular East Coast fireworks show on Friday night: That's when NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, is set to blast off from Virginia and light up skies from the Carolinas to Maine.
"This vehicle will be launching at night, so it should be easily visible from a lot of locations on the East Coast," Doug Voss, launch manager at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, told reporters last month during a pre-launch briefing.
LADEE (pronounced like "laddie," not "lady") is set for launch at 11:27 p.m. ET Friday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops, atop a five-stage Orbital Sciences Minotaur 5 rocket. The blast from three of those stages could be visible from parts of the East Coast during the first three and a half minutes of flight.
Two viewing locations have been set up around the launch pad — at Robert Reed Park on Chincoteague Island, and on Beach Road spanning the area between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Depending on your location, you might be able to spot the Minotaur's shining point of light from as far away as Pittsburgh.
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