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NASA Plans Thursday Rocket Launch From Va. Facility

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (WBOC/AP)- A rocket carrying students' experiments is scheduled to be launched Thursday from the Wallops Island Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

NASA said students from across the nation developed the experiments through the RockOn and RockSat-C programs.

More than 100 students and instructors are expected to be at Wallops Island for the launch of the Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket.

The launch is scheduled Thursday between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday is the backup launch day.

The rocket will be visible to residents in the Wallops region. The NASA Visitor Center will open at 4:30 a.m. on launch day for viewing the launch. 

Live coverage of the launch is available via UStream beginning at 4:30 a.m. on launch day at: 

Launch status can be followed on launch day on Twitter at: and Facebook at:

Launch status also is available on the Wallops launch status line at (757) 824-2050. 

Further information on the mission, including a map showing from where the rocket may be seen, is available at:



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