For those of you who may not know, we live near the East Coast Region Spaceport. No it is not the entry point for aliens (although i sometimes wonder around here). Some friends and i who do stewardship work on Mutton Hunk Fen and were there for the launch of the Antares Rocket by orbital Space Corp. with the first full payload of cargo for the International Space Station. Usually these are night launches, but this time it was day.
The Antares lifted off at 1307hrs (1:07pm) just as scheduled and will reach and rendezvous with the space station in 3 days. The Mutton Hunk is just across Metompkin Bay from the launch area so we had front row seats.