Wallops launch attempt No. 8 moved to Friday

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (Delmarva Now) -- Turns out seven wasn't Wallops' lucky number, but maybe eight will be. The launch was scrubbed Tuesday due to cloudy skies, and NASA will make no attempt earlier than the evening of Saturday, June 17. 

The launch window lasts through June 18.

Weather is not conducive for a launch attempt Wednesday or Thursday, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility announced on Facebook around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

NASA says the Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket's flight is expected to last about 8 minutes.

Monday and Tuesday's launches were scrubbed due to cloud cover at both Wallops and NASA's Duck, N.C., center, and a boat downrange from the launch site canceled Sunday's attempt.  

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