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NASA Rocket Launch to Be Visible in Peters Township

Residents could see a 90-foot-tall NASA rocket launch on Friday night.

The area in which the rocket may be seen. Credit: NASA
The area in which the rocket may be seen. Credit: NASA

By Theresa Katalinas

For about four minutes on Friday night, Peters Township residents may be able to get a glimpse of a NASA rocket launch.

NASA will be launching a 90-foot-tall Minotaur V orbital rocket at approximately 11:27 p.m. on Friday from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Depending on the weather conditions, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer liftoff is expected to be highly visible throughout the Eastern United States from about 11:27 p.m. to 11:31 p.m., according to NASA.

The launch will be shown live on NASA TV beginning at 9:30 on Friday night.

Backup launch dates are Saturday through Tuesday. For more information on the launch, click here.

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