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How you can see the Wallops Island rocket launch from Southwest, Central Virginia that’s now scheduled for Sunday

Map below shows how long after the launch you should look towards the eastern sky

KiNet-X Rocket Launch at Wallops Island
KiNet-X Rocket Launch at Wallops Island (WSLS 10)

ROANOKE, Va. – The KiNet-X rocket launch that was originally scheduled for Friday, May 7 evening has now been rescheduled to Sunday, May 16, no earlier than 8:04 p.m.

This is the last day of the launch window.

We’ll keep you updated with the latest as we await to see if Sunday truly will be the day.


NASA postponed its KiNet-X rocket launch to Monday evening due to upper-level winds not being within the required limits for a safe launch.

The suborbital sounding rocket’s mission? To help NASA scientists explore energy transport in space.

The launch will be streamed on the Wallops IBM video site.

More details about the launch are available from NASA here.


About the Authors:

Justin McKee presents the weather forecast on 10 News Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 8 a.m. He also fills in for other meteorologists during the week.

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.