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Offline FXM

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Re: Cygnus OA-8 Launch Viewing Area
« Reply #20 on: 11/12/2017 07:44 PM »
It was a great view from the NASA ferry landing. Looking forward to the next launch.
Here are a few photos from today Nov 12, 2017
http://www.fxmphotography.com/p906437411



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Re: Cygnus OA-8 Launch Viewing Area
« Reply #21 on: 11/12/2017 11:04 PM »
Great shot!  This was my first live viewing of a major satellite launch, and I watched it from about half a mile south of the ferry landing, alongside the edge of Pierce Taylor Rd at its intersection with Petit Rd.  Nice break in the shoreline trees gave a great view, without getting into the congestion at the landing.

Congrats to NASA, Orbital/ATK, and of course our NSF team!
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Re: Cygnus OA-8 Launch Viewing Area
« Reply #22 on: 04/25/2018 04:16 PM »
I am planning to go to Wallops for the OA-9 launch in May.  Is the dock still the best viewing area?   Any updates or other suggestions?

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Re: Cygnus OA-8 Launch Viewing Area
« Reply #23 on: 04/25/2018 11:45 PM »
I am planning to go to Wallops for the OA-9 launch in May.  Is the dock still the best viewing area?   Any updates or other suggestions?
The NASA ferry dock is probably still the best location unless they start allowing people back on Arbuckle Neck Rd. Bring bug spray!

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Re: Cygnus OA-8 Launch Viewing Area
« Reply #24 on: 05/01/2018 11:34 PM »
I hope to make the launch, here is hoping for clear weather and no boats. :-)
The NASA Ferry site is a good spot just arrive early. Oh yes I second the vote on bug spray.

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Re: Cygnus OA-8 Launch Viewing Area
« Reply #25 on: 05/06/2018 05:16 PM »
How early should we arrive at the dock or other viewing places?

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Re: Cygnus OA-8 Launch Viewing Area
« Reply #26 on: 05/14/2018 12:41 AM »
If you want to beat the crowd a few hours before the launch. The site will get very crowded just before launch time and you will have to park further away.

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