and the moon rocket's red glare will put eyes on Virginia [Virginian - Pilot]
(Virginian - Pilot Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Diane Tennant
Wallops Island will be in the international spotlight tonight as the launch of NASA's latest moon mission is broadcast around the world.
Even if you can't go to the Eastern Shore to watch the launch of LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, you can still see it: in person, online or on your mobile device. Here's how:
* The launch, scheduled for 11:27 p.m., should be visible from Hampton Roads if skies are clear. Find a location that's not blocked by trees or tall buildings and look to the northeast for a bright, fast-moving light that should arc up and then down toward the horizon.
* Watch online at www.nasa.gov/ntv or www.ustream.tv/nasaedge. NASA TV will air live interviews from 4 to 6 p.m. Both sites will have live launch coverage starting at 9:30 p.m. Experts will answer questions during a prelaunch web-cast on NASA Edge. Use the social media hashtag -#askNASA to submit a question. About two hours after the launch, NASA TV will air a live news conference.
* Listen to launch coverage on Third Rock Radio, which can be streamed from the NASA home page (www.nasa.gov), and on smartphones and tablets through the TuneIn app.
* And if you happen to be in New York's Times Square, you can watch the launch on the huge screen that sits just below the New Year's Eve ball, from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
If today's launch is delayed for some reason, NASA could try again Sept. 7 through 11.
Want to watch? Read on for viewing details. Learn more about the mission on Page 3.
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