Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A look at NASA's Minotaur Rocket streaking across the East Village sky

Last evening, the U.S. Air Force launched an Orbital Sciences Minotaur 1 rocket into orbit from a (really?) Spaceport on Wallops Island, Va. Per HuffPo:

The nighttime launch could light up the sky for millions of observers along a wide swath of the Eastern Seaboard, and could be visible from just northeastern Canada and Maine to Florida, and from as far inland as Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky, depending on local weather conditions, according to NASA and Orbital Sciences visibility maps.

The rocket launched into space at 8:15 p.m. And acclaimed photographers James and Karla Murray got this shot ... as the thing traveled some 11,700 mph (per those nerds at over our airspace...

Space, the final frontier for more luxury housing...


10:25 am said...

To boldly go where no biscuits have gone before...

Anonymous said...


Mykola ( Mick) Dementiuk said...

Said my brother after he saw your blog: Too bad we missed it. They were supposed to launch this a few months ago from Virginia and I was ready to watch it but right before the launch they cancelled it due to a problem.

New York isn't really that fast anymore, is it? Haha!

Gojira said...


Shawn said...

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

Anonymous said...

Fuuuck. I have a great view of the southern sky and I totally missed out.

Aakriti said...

wow,people of maryland must have felt awsome. i wish i were there to see the magic of NASA.
Nasa's Minotaur I rocket