Heads Up Tonight!

rocketMonday, October 17
If you look up in the sky tonight, you might think you’re seeing a shooting star. But it’s not a star, it’s a rocket. This evening, a little after 8pm, a private rocket launch from Virginia’s Eastern Shore might be visible to folks on the East Coast all the way to the Ohio Valley..if weather cooperates. A two-stage Antares rocket developed by Orbital ATK will loft an uncrewed Cygnus cargo ship into orbit at 7:40p.m. This flight, called CRS OA-5, will be the seventh planned flight of the Orbital Sciences’ uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus. Two years ago, on Oct. 28, 2014, similar mission failed  after the Antares rocket exploded just seconds after liftoff.

What are you looking for? The rocket uses kerosene and liquid oxygen as propellants so it will appear as a bright, moving star. For more info check out space.com

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!


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