NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch

NASA to broadcast live 360-degree video of rocket launch

NASA to broadcast live 360-degree video of rocket launch

If liftoff from Launch Complex 41 slips to Wednesday, weather odds drop to 80 percent "go" during the window that opens at 10:48 a.m.

NASA, in coordination with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Orbital ATK, will broadcast the world's first live 360° stream of a rocket launch.

The immersive video will allow viewers to use their mouse or move their personal device to see every inch of the launch site at Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex-41.

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"Atlas V rocket will launch Cygnus into low-Earth orbit with approximately 7,626 pounds (3,459 kilograms) of crew supplies, scientific research and hardware... and small satellites that will be deployed directly from the spacecraft", the release said. YouTube supports playback of 360-degree videos on computers using Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera browsers.

NASA will have live coverage of the Orbital ATK Cygnus array deployment later in the day, along with a post-launch press conference.

Those who ownvirtual reality headsets will be able to look around and experience the view as if they were actually standing on the launch pad.

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While the minimum safe viewing distance is typically miles away from the launch pad, this livestream promises viewers a much closer look at a powerful rocket launch, or what NASA is calling a "pads-eye view".

The Atlas V rocket will place the spacecraft on a precise path to reach the space station about four days after launch.

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