Live 360 Degree Video of Rocket Launch April 18

| April 17, 2017 @ 10:11 am

NASA will broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch, a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.  You can watch Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft launch on a United Launch Atlas V rocket carrying more than 7,600 pounds of science research, crew supplies, and hardware to the orbiting laboratory on the NASA Television YouTube channel starting 10 minutes prior to lift off at:

https://youtube.com/nasatelevision

Launch is targeted for Tuesday, April 18 during a 30-minute window that opens at 10:11 a.m. CDT.

To view in 360, use a mouse or move a personal device to look up and down, back and forth, for a 360-degree view around Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Note: not all browsers support viewing 360 videos. YouTube supports playback of 360-degree videos on computers using Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera browsers. Viewers may use the YouTube app to view the launch on a smart phone. If you have a virtual reality headset, you will be able to look around and experience the view as if they were actually standing on the launch pad.

Launch of a ULA rocket carrying an ATK resupply mission to the ISS is targeted for Tuesday, April 18 during a 30-minute window that opens at 10:11 a.m. CDT.

 

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