A suborbital sounding rocket successfully launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Monday morning. It is the second launch if a suborbital rocket from the facility within the last week.
The rocket was carrying three new technologies into suborbital space. Engineers were looking to test the equipment in the harsh environments of space — before it can be installed on any spacecraft.
The two-stage rocket was expected to reach 100-miles altitude and then impact in the Atlantic Ocean 56 miles from Wallops Island, and 19 minutes after the launch.