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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A Department of Defense rocket is scheduled to be launched this weekend from NASA's Wallops Island facility in Virginia.

NASA says the launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket is set for between midnight and 2 a.m. Sunday. Backup launch days are 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 19.

The launch may be visible to residents in the Chesapeake Bay region.

The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops won't be open for viewing the launch. Real-time launch status updates won't be available.

Delayed: Wallops' Launch of Terrier-Lynx

Oct 1, 2014
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The launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital Defense Department rocket set for this morning has been delayed at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

The next date is October 12th between midnight and 2 a.m.

There will be no real time broadcast of the launch nor will the visitor’s center be open.

But Keith Koehler, a spokesman for the Flight Facility, says that people around the Chesapeake Bay region may be able to see the rocket lift off.

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ADELPHI, Md. (AP) - The Department of Defense has awarded a $250 million contract to University of Maryland University College.

UMUC announced Monday that the contract calls for offering exclusive undergraduate and graduate instruction at military installations across Europe.

The contract, which is renewed annually, extends through the 2022-2023 academic year.

UMUC will offer its MBA program for the first time in the European Command. The university also will partner with two other institutions in the University System of Maryland for first-time overseas programs.

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA has launched a suborbital rocket for the Department of Defense from its Wallops Island Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

NASA says the Terrier-Lynx rocket was launched Tuesday evening.

The space agency plans to launch a second Terrier-Lynx rocket on Saturday night. The rocket could be visible to residents in the Mid-Atlantic.