Rocket Week

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9:10 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Launch of Educational Experiment Rocket Set for Wallops This Week

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - Seventeen educational experiments will be on board a rocket set for launch this week from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The launch is scheduled for Thursday morning.

University instructors and students from across the country built the experiments. The 35-foot-tall rocket is expected to fly to an altitude of about 75 miles. After launch and payload recovery, the participants will conduct preliminary data analysis and discuss their results.