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NASA Launch Scrubbed

Bad weather delays rocket launch from Wallops Flight Facility



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    A sounding rocket launches on March 27, 2012 as part of the ATREX mission from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

    A rocket launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has been delayed because of bad weather.

    NASA will attempt to send an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight into space Monday between 5 and 8 a.m.

    People along the Wallops and southern Chesapeake Bay region should be able to see the launch, which was originally scheduled for Saturday. After an initial postponement to Sunday, officials revised the launch schedule once again late Saturday night.

    Scientists believe that inflatable heat shield technology could help cargo or people land on another planet, or even aid in scientific experimentation.