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Wallops Rocket to Carry University Experiments

by AP posted Aug 20 2012 9:31AM
     WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A rocket that's set to launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will carry experiments by students at four universities.
     The launch is set for Thursday morning at Wallops Island.
     NASA says the four university experiments are being flown as part of an educational project called RockSat-X, which is designed to provide students hands-on experience in designing, fabricating, testing and conducting experiments for space flight. The rocket will soar to an altitude of 98 miles. After a 15-minute flight, the payload will splash down in the Atlantic ocean about 66 miles off the Virginia coast and will be recovered for re-use and experiment analysis.
     The experiments are by students from Baylor University, the University of Colorado, the University of Puerto Rico and Virginia Tech.
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