(Gray News) – When NASA launches its Black Brant XII sounding rocket Saturday night, much of the Eastern United States might be able to take in the spectacle.
A map from the space agency shows the rocket potentially visible from Maine to central Florida and from the East Coast as far west as Illinois.
The launch is scheduled for no earlier than Saturday, May 8, at 8:02 p.m. EDT from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. There’s a 40-minute launch window.
Backup launch days run through May 16.
The mission is designed to study how energy and momentum are transported between different regions of space that are magnetically connected, according to NASA.
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