Hey you. Yeah you! Wanna see a rocket launch?
Tonight, millions of people on the east coast can watch
This launch is expected to be Northrop Grumman’s 19th expedition, and it would supply the International Space Station with provisions, experimental materials, and other equipment.
Here’s how to watch:
How to watch the launch from near the launch site
If you’re near the launch site, what are you waiting for? NASA
How to watch the launch from elsewhere on the east coast
As NASA’s helpful map (at the top of this article) shows, each concentric, color-coded ring matches a time when the rocket should be visible, based on calculations of rocket speed, direction, distance, and the curvature of the Earth. The map appears to show that some major population centers like New York City lack the required 3 degrees of elevation, and won’t have line-of-sight access.
However, people in huge sections of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina will be able to see it.
How to watch the launch online
If you aren’t lucky enough to be in one of the areas on the color-coded map, you can watch online. NASA’s livestream of the launch is right here:
As of this writing on Tuesday afternoon, conditions were considered