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NASA Rocket Carrying Student Experiments Successfully Launched

Status Report From: Wallops Flight Facility
Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2006

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The launch of the NASA Orion sounding rocket carrying experiments developed by students from across the country was successfully conducted this morning at 7:11. The payload reached an apogee of 51 km. The payload has been recovered and is now making its way back to Wallops. The students will remove their experiments from the payload later this morning and begin their data analysis.

Keith Koehler

Wallops Public Affairs Office

Image (below): Franke Park Elementary School fifth-graders Billy Shannon (left) and Cameron Wade (right) and their teacher Pam Ghaffarian (center) at NASA Wallops Flight Faciltiy working on their payload.

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