Brad Mason

NASA Wallops Flight Facility

A NASA MalemuteTerrier-Improved suborbital rocket lifted off this morning from Wallops Flight Facility this morning carrying experiment developed by university students from across the nation.

The experiments were developed through the RockSat-X program conducted with the Colorado Space Grant Constortium.

There were around 40 students and instructors on hand for the launch this morning.

The launch was dedicated to Brad Mason, a recent graduate from Crisfield High School who had been an intern at Wallops, and died in a crash earlier this summer.


At 7 p.m. tonight Asbury United Methodist Church in Crisfield will be holding services in the wake of the death of Brad Mason who was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Marion Station. 

Mason was this year’s Crisfield High School valedictorian and headed to the University of Maryland College Park this fall to study engineering.

He also served as a student member of the Somerset county Board of Education for the last two years.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the accident but provided no further details.