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Wallops Island rocket launch delayed

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Dec 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-15 12:38:49-05

Wallops Island, VA. – The launch of a rocket that was set to take off from Wallops Island Friday night has been postponed.

According to NASA, the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was to launch just after 9 p.m. Friday, but is now scheduled Tuesday evening between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

The launch from NASA’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore will not be shown live on the internet, but it may be visible to the eye for some residents in the mid-Atlantic area of the country. 

Launch updates and a map showing the area in which the rocket may be visible can be found on NASA’s website at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/news/shark.html.