Watch: NASA launches student prepared rocket at Wallops Flight Facility

Posted at 3:46 PM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 17:08:40-04

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - A student prepared rocket took place Thursday at 5 p.m. Students from eight different university and community college teams across six states and one U.S. territory worked on this launch for more than a year. This is the second student launch of the summer.

The 44-foot-tall Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket launched from NASA’s Wallops Space Facility in Virginia. People on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland and southern Delaware could see the launch. The NASA Visitor Center grounds at Wallops was closed to the public for the viewing of the flight.

Students have placed a payload filled with a mix of technology and science experiments inside the rocket. The payload is expected to descend by parachute into the Atlantic Ocean after the rocket reaches an altitude of approximately 91 miles.

News 3 streamed the rocket launch here in this story and on our Facebook page. If you missed it live, you can replay it above.