Will the Seacoast Get to See Tuesday Morning’s Rocket Launch?
Northop Grumman’s Minotaur 1 rocket is scheduled to launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. and will be visible from much of the east coast, but likely not in New Hampshire.
The skies will probably not cooperate as partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected Tuesday morning with a good chance of showers, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Hunter Tubbs.
"There is a system moving into the area which will produce mostly cloudy skies across the area Monday through Tuesday. The showers will be pretty hit or miss but unfortunately I think the clouds will be the bigger obstacle," Tubbs told Seacoast Current.
The rocket is carrying three national security payloads for the National Reconnaissance Office. If the clouds break you'll be able to see the rocket for between 10 and 90 seconds,
"It's probably going to be tough to see it," Tubbs said.