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BMckay
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posted 04-09-2014 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it worth it to see an Orbital Sciences launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility?

Suggestions about travel to and from Norfolk?

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posted 04-09-2014 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pupnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it's worth it is largely up to you.

Driving from Norfolk is a little under two hours plus a big toll (I think about $15) for the 14 mile long Bay Bridge-Tunnel. I've been for one launch already and there's plenty of good views and crowds aren't bad, especially for weekday launches.

I watched from the causeway between Chincoteague Island and the Wildlife Refuge. On satellite views it looks bad but all that "ground" you're looking across is actually marshland with grasses only a few inches tall. The pad is visible from there.

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