NASA US East Coast Bermuda. ET: NASA has scrubbed Monday’s sounding rocket launch due to high winds at the launch site.

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[ NASA rocket launch may spark visible light show over US East Coast and Bermuda tonight ]

Update for 5:20 p.m. ET: NASA has scrubbed Monday’s sounding rocket launch due to high winds at the launch site. The next launch window opens Tuesday (May 11) at 8:05 p.m. EDT (0005 May 12 GMT).’

A small NASA sounding rocket will launch tonight (May 10), creating a brief, colorful light show over the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda, and you can watch all the action live.’

NASA is scheduled to launch a four-stage Black Brant XII rocket from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia for a special space mission called the KiNETic-scale energy and momentum transport eXperiment, or KiNet-X. The rocket is scheduled to lift off during a 40-minute launch window, beginning at 8:04 p.m. EDT tonight (0004 GMT on Tuesday, May 11). The launch has been delayed twice in the last two days due to bad weather.

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NASA is launching a rocket Monday night, and some Mass. residents might be able to catch a glimpse

After NASA twice scrapped plans to launch a rocket off the East Coast, Monday night looks to be the night, and Massachusetts residents along the coast might be able to catch a brief light show.

The suborbital sounding rocket is set to take off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during a 40-minute launch window that begins at 8:04 p.m., the agency said on Twitter.

Kristie Smith, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, said those along the Massachusetts coast will be most likely to see the launch between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., with 20 to 30 percent cloud cover expected in those areas. The best view will be along the outer Cape, she said.

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Launch scrubbed again: NASA rocket launch rescheduled for Tuesday could be visible in NEPA

UPDATE 8:23 p.m. :Tonight’s Black Brant XII sounding rocket carrying the KiNET-X payload has been postponed to no earlier than Tuesday, May 11, at 8:05 p.m. The launch has been postponed due to upper level winds not being within the required limits for a safe launch.

Cloudy skies in the region could continue to hamper the view from NEPA. AccuWeather predicts 11% cloud cover and 10 mile visibility for the launch window.

If NASA does launch’Black Brant XII and the skies are clear space-geeks will want to look’east/southeast.

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A mission to explore energy transport in space using a NASA suborbital sounding rocket launching May 8, 2021, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia may provide a brief light show for residents of the eastern United States and Bermuda.

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Date: UPDATE 8:23 p.m. :Tonight
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East Coast could catch glimpse of NASA Wallops rocket launch

The four-stage Black Brant XII rocket, which will be launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, may provide a light show for space enthusiasts from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River, weather permitting.

Live coverage of the mission will be available on the Wallops IBM video site beginning at 7:40 p.m. on launch day.

The cloud cover over the Big Apple on Saturday night is expected to be 38 percent, according to AccuWeather, with a 13 percent chance of precipitation.

Publisher: New York Post
Date: 2021-05-07T16:25:13+00:00
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