Thursday, July 7, 2011

Third Attempt To Launch Rocket Today

NASA decided to scrub Wednesday's rocket launch from its Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore.

The launch attempt was for two NASA sounding rockets carrying experiments to study the ionosphere, according to Keith Koehler with the NASA Office of Communications.

The next launch attempt will be Thursday, July 7 with a launch window from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.

The facility will not attempt a launch on the Space Shuttle launch day which is currently scheduled for Friday, July 8.

Koehler said the Wallops tracking systems will be supporting the shuttle launch.

The webcast for the July 7 launch attempt at Wallops will begin at 8:30 a.m. and can be followed at

Launch status also is available at the Wallops launch status line at 757-824-2050.

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