NASA rocket launch Saturday should be visible to ENC

The rocket will carry an unmanned Cygnus spacecraft for the International Space Station.

WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VIRGINIA - As long as the weather cooperates and the skies stay somewhat clear, a NASA rocket launch this Saturday will be visible to people in Eastern North Carolina.

The Antares rocket is scheduled to launch Saturday, July 12 at 1:14 p.m. The rocket will carry an unmanned Cygnus spacecraft loaded with 3,293 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station. 

The rocket is currently in position at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Launch Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

According to NASA, the rocket should be visible to those of us in ENC approximately 2 1/2 minutes to three minutes after the launch.

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