Firefly’s last rocket launch ended in explosion. Here’s how to watch it try again

Firefly Aerospace

Update, 1:15 a.m.:



Fourth try was not the charm for Firefly. The aerospace company once again scrubbed its rocket launch attempt from Vandenberg Space Force Base early Friday morning due to an unspecified issue seconds before launch.



The company will now reset and attempt again on Saturday morning at the same time.



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More than a year after its last rocket exploded over Central Coast skies — and after three more aborted attempts this month — Firefly Aerospace is expected to launch its latest rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base tonight.

The Texas company is targeting a launch just after midnight, with a backup window on Saturday at the same time.

For those hoping to catch the spectacle, it will likely be viewable from around the Central Coast, including spots in the Lompoc area where viewers traditionally line up to watch the launches.

But for those who can’t make the late-night trek out there, the launch will also be livestreamed by Everyday Astronaut, with the show starting approximately one hour before lift off.

The livestream is available below, or on Firefly’s website at firefly.com/alpha-flight-2-to-the-black.