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WALLOPS ISLAND (AP) -- A NASA rocket carrying experiments developed by university students from across the nation has been launched from Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore.

The Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket was launched at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The experiments were developed through the RockSat-X program with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium. Approximately 40 students and instructors were at Wallops to witness the launch.

The goal of the RockSat-X program is to provide students a hands-on experience in developing experiments for space flight.

AP-WF-08-13-13 1027GMT

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