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Watchinherskip
05-09-2013, 06:34 PM
Hey gang,

There is a launch of a lunar probe here at Virginia's NASA Wallop's Island Launch area tomorrow (with a good and clean countdown) You should be able to see the launch (around 11:27 PM EDT) tomorrow night on NASA TV or somewhere on the net. I am hoping to catch a glimpse of the trail from good old Ptown. I have seen the rocket trails in the past from several spots in town.

You can find information on the probe here:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ladee/launch/index.html

keith
05-09-2013, 06:44 PM
ooo fantastic !!!!! thanks so much for posting this I'll definitely be watching if I can

Watchinherskip
05-09-2013, 06:46 PM
For East Coast viewers there is a good map explaining where to look:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/weather/weather-blog/bal-wx-how-to-watch-ladee-moon-launch-friday-n-002,0,3170589.photo

Watchinherskip
05-09-2013, 06:49 PM
ooo fantastic !!!!! thanks so much for posting this I'll definitely be watching if I can


Well a bit of ballistics to go with your breakfast then, right?

keith
05-09-2013, 06:52 PM
Well a bit of ballistics to go with your breakfast then, right?

absolutely :lol: can't go wrong!

Beccaberry
05-09-2013, 08:09 PM
For East Coast viewers there is a good map explaining where to look:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/weather/weather-blog/bal-wx-how-to-watch-ladee-moon-launch-friday-n-002,0,3170589.photo

Will there be a map explaining the map? ;-)

Tink
05-09-2013, 11:16 PM
HEY!!! 'Skip!!! You are in P'town?! NO FAIR!!!!

Watchinherskip
06-09-2013, 12:53 AM
Yeah, one of the few perks of living here Tink

Watchinherskip
06-09-2013, 12:59 AM
Will there be a map explaining the map? ;-)
Hmmm....... Well you should be able to see it too Becca in CT. This map does a better job. The further away , the later you will see it and the lower it will be above the horizon. To get an idea if you hold your fist at arm's length and mark the horizon, the top of your fist will be 10 degrees of altitude. I am pretty close so I will see it about 15 degrees high. 15980

Beccaberry
06-09-2013, 01:00 AM
Lol! Who needs a map when I have my very own translator!!! Thanks, 'Skip!

Watchinherskip
06-09-2013, 01:03 AM
Lol! Who needs a map when I have my very own translator!!! Thanks, 'Skip!
For you Becca no problem.

Watchinherskip
06-09-2013, 02:23 PM
HEY!!! 'Skip!!! You are in P'town?! NO FAIR!!!!

ohh..I see... no a different one I am afraid. I did get to visit it once though. Pretty cool place.

Watchinherskip
06-09-2013, 02:25 PM
If you would like to see the launch you can check the NASA Edge site. One of the hosts, Chris, is a fellow Penn Stater! We Are!!

www.ustream.tv/user/NASA_EDGE ('http://www.ustream.tv/user/NASA_EDGE')

Watchinherskip
07-09-2013, 02:04 AM
Watching the preview on ustream now. Heading out in a bit to see if I can catch it. I am going to try to photograph it. Wish I had a better camera.

Beccaberry
07-09-2013, 03:32 AM
Jon and I just saw it!!! It was sooooooo cool!

Watchinherskip
07-09-2013, 04:03 AM
Just got back from seeing the launch! Freakin awesome! How cool was it Becca? It launched right on time. Got to see it a good long time. Went over 25 degrees of altitude. So cool to know it is moon bound!

Watchinherskip
07-09-2013, 04:19 AM
Lots of video showing up from the launch this one from NASA. B1MY03vmkps

Johnie
08-09-2013, 01:57 PM
I can't believe I didn't even know about this! Especially as I am constantly looking at jobs for a client on the Eastern Shore and my biggest complaint is that she is overqualified for everything or else she literally needs to be a rocket scientist