ATLANTA – NASA has postponed the launch of its Black Brant XII probe rocket scheduled for Saturday evening from Virginia to Sunday. The rocket can be seen in Georgia.
A livestream of the event is available to watch HERE. The launch was set for 8:02 p.m. Saturday from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. It was postponed for 24 hours due to the high winds, NASA said.
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The rocket could be visible for 60 to 90 seconds over North Georgia.
The rocket could be visible from Maine to central Florida and as far away as Illinois.
“A four-stage Black Brant XII rocket will be used for the mission which includes the release of barium vapor that will form two green-purple clouds that can be visible for approximately 30 seconds,” NASA said. Barium vapor is not harmful to the environment or to public health. “
Steam will be released approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds to approximately 10 minutes after launch over the Atlantic Ocean.
The mission studies how energy and momentum are transported between different regions of space that are magnetically connected.
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