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Maryland Weather

Wallops rocket launch shifted to Sunday, or later

The five-rocket launch scheduled for Wednesday night at NASA'sWallops Flight Facility is now slated for Sunday night -- but keep your eye on that launch schedule.

The launch date has changed three times now: first to Friday night, then to Saturday night and now to Sunday night. If the weather still isn't right, the date could change again.

The clear skies needed for launch also allow for a view of the rockets from across the East Coast. Observers will be able to see white clouds the rockets are emitting into the jet stream to help scientists study its wind patterns. Here is my original post on the launch.

The launch is slated to be webcast online here starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, with the launch window between midnight and 1:30 a.m. Follow Wallops Island on Twitter or Facebook in case weather forces the launch to be rescheduled.

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