A sad day for space fans.NASA’s final shuttle launch ever will be this Friday. Whether you’re interested in outer space or not, you’ll want to see it happen for the sake of history. Here are the three best ways to see it.
Did you know NASA has an awesome streaming video channel that covers space-related news and events? Just point your browser here to watch the shuttle lift off.
Turn your TV to any major news network on Friday a little before the scheduled launch time of 11:26 AM EDT.
Claire Mosowitz writes on MSNBC.com that you might think it’s straightforward, but it’s not. You need to buy tickets from NASA to get up close and personal, but they’re long since sold out — check eBay or Craigslist.
If you don’t want to spend money, there are plenty of great spots to watch the launch for free. The cities of Titusville and Port Canaveral are common favourites, and Florida’s Space Coast is a common viewing area as well.
Ben Cooper, a NASA photographer, said that the earlier you show up, the better. People will almost certainly be staking out their spots the night before.
He also encourages people not to worry too much about taking photos — snap a few photos, take in the launch with your eyes, but don’t let photography take over the moment.