Virginia News

Oct 12, 10:07 AM EDT

Department of Defense rocket launched from Va.


WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) -- NASA has launched a rocket for the Department of Defense from its Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

The space agency says the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was launched at 12:27 a.m. Sunday.

The next scheduled launch from Wallops will be Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket on Oct. 24. NASA says the rocket will carry Orbital's Cyngus cargo carrier to the International Space Station. The launch is expected to be visible to Mid-Atlantic residents.

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