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NASA Launches Student Experiments from Wallops

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
August 17, 2016
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NASA Launches Student Experiments from Wallops
Black Brant Launch

NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Participants included students from eight community colleges and universities from across the United States.

The payload carrying the experiments flew to an altitude of 95 miles. Data was received from most of the student experiments. However, the payload was not recovered as planned. NASA will investigate the anomaly.

The next sounding rocket launch from Wallops is a Black Brant IX currently scheduled for December.

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