Live video of rocket launch from Wallops Island, Va.

 A rocket blasts off from Wallops Island, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, file)

A rocket blasts off from Wallops Island, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, file)

A rocket is scheduled to blast-off tonight, Oct 7 between 7-9 p.m. from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch itself will be visible (weather permitting) from as far away as Delaware, New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Those closest to the launch might witness blue-green and red vapor clouds as releases chemicals that will illuminate the atmosphere. The purpose for tonight’s launch is to test the rocket’s ejection system (i.e. vapor clouds) for future missions and to see how its new modified rocket engine performs. You can read more about the mission at NASA’s website.

If you have trouble viewing our player try Wallop’s Ustream channel

Related story: ‘Glowing clouds’ might be visible in NJ tonight following rocket launch

 

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