NASA Rocket Launch Scheduled for June 23
Seventeen educational experiments will fly June 23 on a Terrier- Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket from NASA’s Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The experiments built by university instructors and students from across the country were developed through programs conducted with the Colorado and Virginia and Space Grant Consortia. The programs are designed to provide participants an introduction in building small experiments that can be launched on sounding rockets.
Based on the approved range schedule, the rocket is set for launch between 6 and 10 a.m. EDT. The backup launch days are June 24 and 25. The rocket will be visible to residents in the Wallops area. The NASA Visitor Center will open at 5 a.m. on launch day for viewing the launch.
The launch will be webcast beginning at 5 a.m. on launch day at: http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/webcast
Launch status can be followed on Twitter at:http://www.Twitter.com/NASA_Wallops
Launch status also is available at the Wallops launch status line at 757-824-2050.
Further information on this mission is available on the Internet at: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/news/rockon2011.html