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Rocket launches from Va. carrying student projects

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August 13, 2013 06:33 AM EST | AP


WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — A NASA rocket carrying experiments developed by university students from across the nation has been launched from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket was launched at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The experiments were developed through the RockSat-X program with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium. Approximately 40 students and instructors were at Wallops to witness the launch.