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Sounding Rocket Mission From Wallops Proves Successful

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va.- A successful rocket launch Tuesday morning from Wallops Flight Facility meant dozens of new technologies could be tested.

At 5:45 a.m. NASA launched a roughly 1,200-pound payload on a 56-foot-tall Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket from Wallops. That payload, called the SubTec 7 Mission,  provided a flight test for 24 experiments. NASA scientists have already said they collected good data.

After a roughly 17-minute flight, the payload parachuted down into the Atlantic Ocean.

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