Interested in seeing a rocket launch but not really interested in traveling to Florida to see it? This may be your lucky day.
According to AccuWeather News, a rocket will be flying across the sky early Thursday morning as NASA launches a spacecraft off the coast. At 4:49 a.m the rocket will be taking off from Wallops Island, Virginia, on a mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
According to a NASA spokesperson, “the launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents up and down the East Coast of the United States.” Since the launch will be taking place before sunrise, the only thing that will be visible from the night sky will be the glow from the rocket’s engine- don’t confuse it for shooting stars! Depending on weather conditions the launch will be visible from Philadelphia and New York City, and as far south as Wilmington.
While no astronauts will be aboard the ship, hundreds of pounds of food as well as scientific experiments and supplies will be sent up to space as reserves for the astronauts who are currently aboard the International Space Station.