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Watch rocket launch in 360 degrees like you're on the pad

The live launch can be viewed Tuesday morning on NASA Television's YouTube channel.


The launch is set.

United Launch Alliance

For the first time, NASA will livestream a rocket launch in 360 degrees, giving you a view as if you were standing on the pad.

The launch, which is happening in coordination with United Launch Alliance and Orbital ATK, is targeted for Tuesday during a 30-minute window that opens at 8:11 a.m. PT/11:11 am ET. It can be viewed on the NASA Television YouTube channel starting 10 minutes prior to liftoff. The Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft is heading out on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

The livestream from the Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida can be viewed on YouTube or the YouTube app.

Although this livestream is a first for NASA, the agency is not new to 360-degree video. Last month it shared a hot-fire engine test. And immersive views from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover have been posted regularly over the past year to its Jet Propulsion Laboratory YouTube channel.