VIDEO: Following several delays, NASA launches rocket from Wallops

NOTE: Click here for video of NASA Wallops’ rocket launch.


WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (WAVY) — Following several delays, NASA launched a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket early Thursday morning from the Wallops Island Flight Facility.

The launch had been rescheduled several times before for reasons including high winds, cloud cover and “poor science conditions.”

NASA scrubs 8th attempt at Wallops rocket launch

NASA says 10 canisters deployed during the test, roughly six to 12 miles from the rocket. These canisters deployed blue-green and red vapor to form artificial clouds, which allowed scientists to track particle motions.

These vapors were expected to be visible from New York down to North Carolina.

This map shows the projected visibility of the vapor tracers during the May 31 mission. The vapor tracers may be visible from New York to North Carolina and westward to Charlottesville, Virginia.


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