Cloudy skies delay Va. suborbital rocket launches


ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — The launch of five suborbital rockets from Virginia's coast is being rescheduled again.

NASA said in a news release Saturday evening that it will attempt the launch between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. Tuesday.

NASA has had to cancel the launch several days in a row due to bad weather. Cloudy skies at three viewing sites in Virginia, New Jersey and North Carolina have forced the agency to postpone the launch. The launch requires clear skies

The rockets are part of a study of the jet stream. They will release a chemical tracer that will form white clouds that allow scientists and the public to visualize the winds.

Residents from South Carolina to southern New Hampshire and Vermont might be able to see the clouds for up to 20 minutes.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular