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Rocket Launch Scheduled for Saturday from Wallops Island

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Visibility map for RockSat-X IV. The rocket is projected to be visible to residents in the Wallops area. (Graphic: NASA) Visibility map for RockSat-X IV. The rocket is projected to be visible to residents in the Wallops area. (Graphic: NASA)
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP/WBOC)- NASA has scheduled a weekend launch of a rocket from its Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA says the Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket will carry experiments developed by undergraduate students at Virginia Tech, the University of Colorado, Northwest Nazarene University, the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Nebraska.

The launch is scheduled for Saturday between 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

When launched, the experiments will examine technology development, microgravity science and the search for life in the upper atmosphere and near space during the suborbital mission, which will reach an altitude of nearly 94 nautical miles.

NASA had planned to launch the rocket in March but postponed the launch because of unacceptable weather for launch and/or payload recovery.
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