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Wallops Island rocket launch postponed until at least Monday evening

Launch may be visible across Central Virginia
Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 5:23 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The rocket launch from Wallops Island is postponed until no earlier than Monday evening at 8:04pm.

NASA is going to make another attempt to launch a rocket from Eastern Virginia Monday evening. The launch window begins at 8:04pm and lasts 40 minutes (the launch could take place at any point in that window). If NASA is unable to launch Monday evening, they have backup launch dates through May 16. Updates on the launch status are available on the Wallops Island Twitter feed.

Look east at 8:03pm and you may be able to see the rocket immediately after it launches.

A rocket launch from Wallops Island may be visible across Central Virginia Saturday evening.
A rocket launch from Wallops Island may be visible across Central Virginia Saturday evening.(WWBT)

The rocket may be visible, but don’t get too excited about it. NBC12′s Andrew Freiden points out that this rocket mission may not be as easy to see as previous launches.

You can watch a live stream of the launch at this link.

The goal of the mission is to explore energy transport in space.

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