Forecast Remains Favorable for Saturday; Launch Viewing Options

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Today is L-1 — that’s NASA-speak for “one day before launch.” The latest launch weather forecast, issued just this morning, continues to predict an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions for the liftoff of SpaceX CRS-5 at 4:47 a.m. EST tomorrow, Jan. 10. Meteorologists with the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron expect launch-time temperatures to be in the low 50s F, with the possibility of thick clouds posing the main concern.CRS5_Late_Load_4

If you’re in the area and would like to try to watch the launch in person, we’ve pulled together a list of local viewing locations.

Remember, you can join us right here on the blog for live updates from the countdown. Coverage begins at at 3:30 a.m. EST.

3 thoughts on “Forecast Remains Favorable for Saturday; Launch Viewing Options

  1. Ernstuwe H Koch

    I am very impressed by the developments from Space-X.
    It is brilliant work and I love that it is done privately and successfully.
    Good LUCK for 2015 and forward.
    I agree we must have Spacecraft that can land successfully and acurately anywhere and that we can reuse most systems again and again.
    You will get it done and will make it to Mars soon.

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  2. Paul Scutts

    Wishing SpaceX all the best with it’s launch and first stage landing attempt. The economy of true re-usability is the only way, at present, that humanity will be able to explore, exploit and ultimately colonise the Solar System.

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