Nighttime rocket launch to be visible on U.S. East Coast

October 27, 2014 3:51 PM

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Nighttime rocket launch to be visible on U.S. East Coast

If you live along the U.S. East Coast, you have a great opportunity to see a rocket launch from your own backyard Monday evening, Oct. 27, but you'll need to know when and where to look to spot the brilliant liftoff.

Early Monday evening, a commercial Antares rocket built by the Orbital Sciences Corp. is due to blast off at 6:45 p.m. EDT (2245 GMT) from a pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia. It is the first-ever night launch of the two-stage Antares rocket, and the flight could...

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