Launch from Wallops lights up the OBX sky

By on November 7, 2022

(Photo credit: Delores Mintz)

This photo was taken by Delores Mintz from her vantage point at Martins Point moments after the 5:32 a.m. Nov. 7 launch of the Grumman’s Antares rocket carrying the S.S. Sally Ride Cygnus cargo spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Mintz described the launch as lighting up one-third of the sky.

The CRS-18 Cygnus spacecraft is named after the first American woman in space, Sally Ride. Cygnus is in orbit and on its way to the International Space Station with more than 8,200 pounds of cargo.





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  • Proud to live here

    Thank you so much for this story! I saw this also over the ocean during an early morning interlude and could not figure out what caused such a beautiful effect in the sky. Wonderful.

    Monday, Nov 7 @ 7:56 pm
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