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For Release: December 13, 1995

Catherine Watson
(804) 864-6122

Release No. 95-114

NOTE TO EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS

Hampton Students to Launch One-Story Model Rocket at Wallops Island

Students from Phoebus High School, Hampton, Va. will launch a one-story high model rocket at the NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility at 11 a.m. Dec. 14. The Phoebus rocket will carry one instrument that will make measurements of the atmosphere as the rocket parachutes to earth after ascending to 2,000 feet.

The students will begin assembling the rocket sections at the NASA Wallops visitor center at 10 a.m. Media who wish to cover the event should contact NASA Wallops Public Affairs Officer Keith Koehler at (804) 824-1579.

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