NASA launches suborbital rocket from Va. facility

Mar 11, 2013

(AP)—NASA has launched a suborbital rocket from its Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The says the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was launched for the Department of Defense on Monday morning.

The originally was scheduled for Friday morning but NASA postponed it because of weather concerns.

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gwrede
not rated yet Mar 11, 2013
Very nice, I think.

But wouldn't it have been prudent to tell us why NASA would launch a suborbital rocket, and what this rocket is all about?

Please, PhysOrg, what's the point of having this piece of "news" here?