Wallops Island launch leaves behind unique sky in Va.
Published: Nov. 7, 2022 at 11:20 AM EST
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A rocket launch on Monday morning from Wallops Island left behind a unique sky in parts of Virginia.
The launch happened just before 5:30 a.m.
“The trail isn’t a straight line because the winds in the atmosphere are shifting with height, pushing the ‘cloud’ in different directions,” said NBC12 Meteorologist Andrew Freiden. “Thankfully the winds are light, meaning it stuck around long enough for many people to see it.”
NASA says the rocket launched was on a resupply mission and was delivering more than “8,000 pounds of science and research, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew.”
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