WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA says a rocket launch is set for Friday morning at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket is set for between 1 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. Backup launch days are March 11 and March 15.
According to NASA, the rocket may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic region. The launch will not be shown live on the Internet, and the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops will not be open for viewing the launch. However, updates and a map showing the area in which the launch may be visible are available at http://www.nasa.gov/wallops .
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Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.