Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rocket Launch Set For Early Thursday Morning ....

WALLOPS ISLAND, VA 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.

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:
and Facebook at:

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

Further information on the mission, including a map showing from where the rocket may be seen, is available at:


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