Suborbital rocket launches from Wallops Island

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (WAVY) — A suborbital sounding rocket successfully launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Monday morning.

It is the second launch of a suborbital rocket from the facility within the last week.

The rocket was carrying three new technologies into suborbital space. Engineers were looking to test the equipment in the harsh environments of space.

The technology will help NASA scientists study the weather at high altitudes.

The two-stage rocket was expected to reach 100-miles altitude and impact in the Atlantic Ocean 56 miles from Wallops Island 19 minutes after launch.

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