NASA Sounding Rocket Launched August 4
08.04.10
 
The Black Brant X Rocket launches from Wallops Island The Black Brant X Rocket launches from Wallops Island. Credit:NASA
A three-stage Black Brant X suborbital sounding rocket was successfully launched on August 4, 2010 at 5:15 a.m. from NASA’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The purpose of the mission was to flight qualify the vehicle’s third stage Nihka motor.