Moon Shot From Near Assateque Is.

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Moon Shot From Near Assateque Is.

Postby Grey Dog » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:58 am

Wallops Is., VA.
This from NASA PR folks:

"Good afternoon,

Public viewing sites for the LADEE Launch have finally been released.

…Visitors to the area may view the launch from Robert Reed Park on Chincoteague or Beach Road spanning the area between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.

The two sites will feature the LADEE launch countdown live and NASA personnel will be on hand to discuss the LADEE mission. In addition, a live broadcast of the launch operations will be shown on a big-screen projector in Robert Reed Park beginning at 9:30 p.m. on the day of launch.

For more information about public launch viewing sites, LADEE Launch visibility, and the LADEE mission visit http://moon.nasa.gov/home.cfm. "

Could be quite the show. If you're into that sort of thing. :thumbs

Launch:6 Sep 2013 (11:27 p.m. EDT)

If it's clear it should be visible for quite a distance.

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More Info: Moon Shot From Near Assateque Is.

Postby Grey Dog » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:55 am

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LADEE Launch
The upcoming launch of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer launch is historic for Goddard. This is the first time the Minotaur V rocket will launch from the Wallops Flight Facility. It is also the first time a WFF launch will reach lunar orbit. The Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration onboard the spacecraft has the potential to change how data is transferred from space.

If you want to be part of this historic event, below is information on public viewing locations and visibility from the east coast.

Two public viewing locations have been established:

Robert Reed Park, 4083 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, and
Beach Road between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands

Each location will feature a launch countdown and NASA personnel to discuss the LADEE mission. The Robert Reed Park location will also offer a live broadcast on a big-screen projector.

Because of safety considerations, the beach on Assateague Island will close at 7:00 p.m. on launch day and will not be available for launch viewing. It is also expected that the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops will reach capacity and close early. WFF will be closed to employees not on official business.

For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/content/public-view ... om-wallops.

Dependent on cloud cover, the launch will be visible along the east coast, from Canada to South Carolina. This website provides graphics on visibility by location. Scroll down the page for the map of the east coast visibility: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/scitech/display.cfm

Up-to-date information and live streaming of the launch can be found at http://www.nasa.gov.

We wish the LADEE team and the WFF launch team all the best!
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Re: Moon Shot From Near Assateque Is.

Postby Skeet123 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:17 pm

We were at Chincoteague back in August. Not sure I could see much from Washington County.
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Re: Moon Shot From Near Assateque Is.

Postby Grey Dog » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:08 pm

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