Antares Rocket Launch

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Date(s) - August 10, 2021
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

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Lift off is scheduled for 5:56 p.m. for NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility’s Antares Rocket Launch on August 10. The Northrop Grumman CRS-16 Cargo Resupply mission will carry the #Cygnus spacecraft with nearly 8,200 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station.
For your safety, the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge / Assateague Island National Seashore, VA will close to all access starting at 2:00 p.m. that afternoon. The refuge will reopen following the launch (or if it gets scrubbed). If NASA needs to reschedule, the refuge closure will occur 4 hours prior to the new launch time.
The NASA Wallops Flight Facility website offers details, launch viewing tips and updates on the schedule! https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home
Launch viewing information can be found at https://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/nasa/
PLEASE NOTE: Launches can be scrubbed at any time due to a launch sensitive issue. If the launch is scrubbed, new dates and launch times will be announced.

Other ways to watch the launch:

1. Watch the live stream on a Jumbotron at Robert N. Reed Downtown Waterfront Park beginning at 5:30pm. The Pony Express Trolley begins running at 5 p.m. Hop on along the normal route to catch a ride to the park as parking is very limited.
2. Northrop Grumman 16th Cargo Launch to Space Station — Virtual NASA Facebook Social – While NASA Wallops Flight Facility cannot invite the public onsite for their usual NASA Social events, they are excited to present an opportunity for people of all ages from all around the world to participate in a live Facebook Social including science overviews, virtual viewing of the NG CRS-16 launch, and behind-the-scenes of a launch. 
3. Watch live coverage and countdown commentary beginning at 5:30pm on NASA Television, agency website, or NASA app.
4. Register for email updates on the mission.