I have no problem admitting that I am a big nerd when it comes to all things space.  This applies to both science fiction and real life space stuff.

Of course, since most United States rocket launches come from Florida, we really never have a chance to see those rockets take off.  That has started to change, though.

Now that NASA has the Wallops Flight Center in Virginia, we have the ability to see some rocket launches.  Of course, here in New England, we are still quite a distance from the launch facility, but we are still close enough to be able to see the flights - assuming the weather conditions are perfect.

Even though we have just recently started hearing about the rockets launched from this facility it has, according to the website, been around for about 35 years.

If the weather holds, we should be able to see another launch this weekend!

According to a post on the launch facility's website, a commercial rocket is scheduled to lift off from their launch pads at about 6 PM on Saturday, March 11th, 2023.

The launch is for a company called Capella Space.  Aboard the 59 foot tall Electron rocket will be two satellites, and will boost the ever-growing low-Earth orbit economy, hence the reason the mission is being called "Stronger Together".


If the rocket launches on time, and the weather holds, people in the southern part of the State of Maine should be able to see the rocket by about 6:02 or 6:03  PM.  Of course, it is important to note that the window for the launch is 6 PM to 8 PM, so it may not lift off exactly at 6 PM.

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