A space station resupply flight to be launched from Wallops Island, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 28 at 6:22 p.m. according to NASA.  A Monday launch attempt was scrubbed due to a boater entering into a restricted area of the flight path.

Orbital Sciences, the commercial contractor conducting the mission, estimates that the rocket will be visible throughout Connecticut at about 5 degrees above the horizon. So those on the shoreline or at higher elevations away from trees and other obstructions will have a better chance of seeing the launch.

See a video of a prior Wallops launch from Westbrook:

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The rocket should become visible approximately 180 seconds after its initial launch. The first stage of launch will be utilizing a liquid fueled engine that may not be as bright as earlier launches from Wallops. But the second solid rocket powered stage will be bright and more visible. There will be a 46 second coasting period between the stages, so it is likely that some will see the rocket fade out and later reappear further along its trajectory when the second stage ignites.

Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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