Blast off! Rocket launch likely to be visible at the Jersey Shore



A rocket launch will likely dazzle sky-gazers throughout the region Saturday morning.

An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility near Chincoteague Island, Virginia at 7:37 a.m.

The rocket will carry more than 7,000 pounds of food, clothing, and experiments to the International Space Station, according to a NASA release release.

With clear skies in the forecast, the Jersey Shore and greater region will likely see the rocket’s flames and smoke trail as it heads toward space.

The rocket will become visible to the south/southeast ranging between 60 seconds after launch in Cape May County to 150 seconds in Monmouth County.

Live coverage of the launch is available via UStream beginning at 1:15 a.m. here.

Be sure to monitor Wallops Flight Facility on Facebook for up-to-the-minute launch information.

Enjoy the show!