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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sounding Rocket Launch ~ Wednesday
WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – A flight test of a NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket is scheduled for January 11 from NASA’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Using surplus rocket motors, the vehicle is being developed to support NASA science missions.
Based on the approved range schedule, the rocket is set for launch between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. EDT. The backup launch days are January 12 and 13. The rocket will be visible to residents in the Wallops area. The NASA Visitor Center will open at 6:30 a.m. on launch day for public viewing. The mission will be web cast beginning at 6:30 a.m. on launch day at: http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/webcast Mission status on launch day can be followed on Twitter at: http://www.Twitter.com/NASA_Wallops Launch status also is available on the Wallops launch status line at 757-824-2050. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/jan11la.html