NASA Launch Scrubbed at Wallops Island Flight Facility

Aug 24, 2012

This morning NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility scrubbed a suborbital sounding rocket launch that carries experiments by students from four universities, because of the presence of boats in the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA says the four university experiments are designed by students under the RockSat X program that allows them to experience designing, building, testing projects in space flight.

The rocket will soar to a height of 98 miles.

The flight will last 15 minutes with the payload splashing down around 65 miles off the Virginia coast.

The schools participating are Baylor University, the University of Colorado, the University of Puerto Rico and Virginia Tech.