Tuesday, June 18, 2013

NASA Rocket Launch Scheduled June 20 from Wallops

A NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket carrying experiments developed by students from across the nation is scheduled for launch June 20 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The experiments were developed through the RockOn and RockSat-C programs conducted with the Colorado and Virginia and Space Grant Consortia. The programs are designed to provide participants an introduction in building small experiments that can be launched on sounding rockets. More than 100 students and instructors will be at Wallops to witness the launch.

Based on the approved range schedule, the rocket is set for launch between 5:30 and 10 a.m. EDT. The backup launch day is June 21. The rocket will be visible to residents in the Wallops region. The NASA Visitor Center will open at 4:30 a.m. on launch day for viewing the launch.

Live coverage of the launch is available via UStream beginning at 4:30 a.m. on launch day at:

Launch status can be followed on launch day on Twitter at:
http://www.twitter.com/NASA_Wallops and Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/NASAWFF

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

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