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The Wallops Flight Facility had a successful launch this week with the sounding rocket that went vapors into space to track the motion of particles more than a 100 miles above the earth's surface.

But the spaceport is gearing up for a set of more impressive launches -- the missions to resupply the International Space Station.

Kurt Eberly, vice president of Orbital ATK Antares, said there is a contract for a total of ten resupply missions.

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The eleventh time was a charm at Wallops Flight Facility.

At 4:25 this morning NASA launched its sounding rocket that will release vapor into the upper atmosphere to study the motion of particles in space.

The red and blue-and-green clouds could be visible along the mid-Atlantic coast from New York to North Carolina.

They are expected to reach more than a hundred miles in space.

The launch had been delayed 10 times before because of cloudy weather and rain.

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The new date for the launch of the sounding rocket at Wallops Flight Facility is now June 24th.

This will be the 10th attempt after previous missions were scrubbed because of weather conditions.

The area in recent weeks has been hit with high winds, thunderstorms and cloud cover.

If the sky is clear Wallops officials expect to make another try around just after 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The rocket will contain canisters that will release red and blue-and-green vapors that will form clouds over a 100 miles above the earth.

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The launch of a sounding rocket from Wallops Flight Facility was scrubbed against last night.

It had originally had been scheduled to liftoff on June 18th.

This is the 9th delay so far.

The rocket will send out canisters with that disperse red and blue-green vapors forming artificial clouds so scientists can track the motion of particles in space.

They will reach over a 100 miles above the earth’s surface.

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Yet another delay for the sounding rocket launch at Wallops Flight Facility yesterday.

It had originally been scheduled to liftoff on June 18th.

This is the 8th delay so far.

NASA officials will meet this afternoon for a weather briefing before making a decision on whether to attempt another launch.

The rocket will send out canisters with that disperse red and blue-green vapors forming artificial clouds so scientists can track the motion of particles in space.

They will reach over a 100 miles above the earth’s surface.

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It was a no-go against last night at the Wallops Flight Facility.

The launch of the sounding rocket was called off in the final minutes of the count down.

It is the 7th time that the mission has been scrubbed.

The mission would take about eight minutes sending up red and blue-green tracer clouds over a hundred miles above the earth’s surface.

Scientists need clear weather so they can track the vapors to study the motion of particles in space.

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The Sounding Rocket launch at Wallops Flight Facility has been canceled yet again due to cloud cover.

It was the sixth attempt and another is scheduled for this evening after 9 p.m.

The mission requires clear skies so that scientists can track the red and blue-green vapors that will be released over a 100 miles above the earth.

Scientists will use the vapers to track the motion of particles in space.

When dispersed they will be visible in the mid-Atlantic region from New York to North Carolina.

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The Sounding Rocket expected to fire off into the skies from the Wallops Flight Facility is still on the launch pad.

It has been scheduled to take off early Sunday morning but it was once again postponed.

It has now been put off until June 11th.

NASA says clear skies are required for the experiment aboard the rocket.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the payload of 670 pounds contains canisters that will send blue-green and red vapor up over a 100 miles into the air.

The aim is to track the motion of particles in space.

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There’s been another delay for the launch of a Sounding Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility.

It has now been postponed for tomorrow morning at around 4:30 a.m.

The rocket will release blue-green and red vapors as high as 124 miles above the earth to track the motion of particles in space.

The experiment requires clear skies and was postponed by weather conditions.

The colorful clouds will be visible in the mid-Atlantic region from New York to North Carolina.

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The Sounding Rocket launch at the Wallops Flight Facility has been delayed until tomorrow morning due to weather conditions.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the cloud experiment requires clear skies for scientists to be able to see the red and blue-green vapors that will track the motion of particles in space.

The experiment is expected to be visible in the mid-Atlantic region from New York to North Carolina.

The launch is now set to take place in the 4 o’clock hour tomorrow morning.

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