NASA Rocket Launched From Wallops Flight Facility

Sep 21, 2012

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA successfully launched four university experiments this morning on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket from the agency’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Launched at 7:16:30 a.m. EDT, the rocket lofted the experiments to an altitude of 95.4 miles. 

The first flight of a Talos-Terrier-Oriole rocket is scheduled Saturday morning. The rocket is being developed to support high altitude space science research. Sunday is the backup launch day. The launch may be visible to observers on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the three lower counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and southern Delaware.

Both rockets will be launched between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.