WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – The launch of a NASA Black Brant X sounding rocket was successfully launched at 5:15 a.m. today from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. This mission was to flight qualify the new production Nihka rocket motor, the third stage in the Black Brant X.

Information on today’s and future missions from Wallops is available on the Internet at: http://www.nasa.gov/wallops

Also, information on the next mission, currently scheduled for no earlier than August 23, is available on the launch status line at 757-824-2050.