Monday, May 18, 2009

Here is a special note to Eastern US residents, and in particular people in the Philadelphia area. I got this notification from the Ready Notify PA mailing list today. We might be in for a pretty interesting sight at some point tomorrow evening. Keep an eye open for a rocket launch from VA that might be visible from this area.

An Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket will be launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday, May 19th, between 735PM and 1130PM. Wednesday, May 20th is the backup launch date. This rocket may be visible by residents in the Eastern United States as a bright light heading to the southeast from the mid-Atlantic coast.

Given the weather forecast calls for clear skies; NASA believes it may be possible for this event to be seen from Philadelphia.

Sent through Philadelphia ReadyNotifyPA.

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