NASA has been reporting that the launch of the next commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station will be visible from parts of Central New York tonight.

The weather forecast is calling for a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. This may make viewing a little difficult. According to WPDH, the launch should be visible if all conditions permit. The rocket will now take off on Monday night at 7:40pm.


While the rocket will be visible by the naked eye, a good pair of binoculars or a telephoto lens may give you an even more spectacular view. reports that you may even see a short contrail off of the rocket. Because it is liquid-fueled, the rocket will be traveling a little slower than other spacecraft that have been launched from Virginia in the past.

Will you be checking out the rocket launch? It's very rare for us here in New York to witness such a cool event.



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