Experiments developed by undergraduate community college and university students from across the United States will fly into space August 11 as part of an 872 pound payload flying on a NASA two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket predicted to reach an altitude of 94 miles (152 kilometers).
The launch is planned for 6 a.m. EDT from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The window is from 6 to 10 a.m. EDT. Backup launch dates are August 12 through14
The NASA Visitor Visitor Center at Wallops will open at 5 a.m. on launch day for viewing the flight. The rocket launch is expected to be only seen from the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland.
Live coverage of the mission is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. on the Wallops Ustream site. Launch updates also are available via the Wallops Facebook and Twitter sites: