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Watch rocket launch in 360 degrees like you're on the pad

April 18, 2017 5:17 PM
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The live launch can be viewed Tuesday morning on NASA Television's YouTube channel.

For the first time, NASA will livestream a rocket launch in 360 degrees, giving you a view as if you were standing on the pad.

The launch, which is happening in coordination with United Launch Alliance and Orbital ATK, is targeted for Tuesday during a 30-minute window that opens at 8:11 a.m. PT/11:11 am ET. It can be viewed on the NASA Television YouTube channel starting 10 minutes prior to liftoff. The Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft is heading out on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

The livestream from the Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida can be viewed on YouTube or the YouTube app.

Although this livestream is a first for NASA, the agency is not new to 360-degree video. Last month it shared a hot-fire engine test. And immersive views from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover have been posted regularly over the past year to its Jet Propulsion Laboratory YouTube channel.

Also read: Watch Live: NASA Broadcasts the First 360-Degree Livestream of a Rocket Launch

Source: cnet.com

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