Those willing to brave to cold—it’s supposed to be 33 degrees in Toms River at 4 a.m.—can see a rocket launch Saturday morning.
Weather permitting—as of right now, it’s supposed to be clear in the area—Ocean and Monmouth county residents should be able to see the Antares rocket launch. The launch is scheduled for 4:01 a.m. The rocket should be visible in the area around 4:03 a.m.
The Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket, which is carrying the company’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space, is launching from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.
The cargo includes 7,400 pounds of supplies and hardware. Cygnus will remain at the space station until Feb. 12, 2019. It will be deployed to burn in the Earth’s atmosphere, disposing of several tons of trash.
A live launch countdown can be viewed at sites.wff.nasa.gov/wmsc/#/home. Live coverage there will begin at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 16.
NASA TV will live stream at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at nasa.gov/nasalive.