Rocket Launch at Wallops Island Flight Facility

Jun 21, 2012

A special rocket launch lifted off this at 6:39 a.m. this morning from the Wallops Island Flight Facility with 17 education experiments on board.

The sub-orbital Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket is carrying experiments built by university instructors and students from across the country through programs conducted with the Colorado and Virginia and Space Grant Consortia.

The programs are designed to give participants an introduction to building small experiments that can be found on sounding rockets.

Delmarva Public Radio’s Don Rush spoke with some local teachers about their participation in this week’s educational training and launch event at Wallops Island.