Nightly News   |  November 20, 2013

Rocket launch carries 29 satellites into orbit

A launch from Wallops Island, Va., sent the Minotaur I rocket into the night sky on Tuesday. NBC’s Brian Williams reports

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>>> the people who knew to be looking skyward last night across a huge part of the eastern half of the u.s. were rewarded with a spectacular show. a rocket launch from virginia that carried a record 29 different satellites into orbit. if that sounds like a lot, it is at one time, but consider the fact there are now about 13,000 satellites in earth orbit circling us 24 /7.