Rocket Lab launches for first time from Wallops, Va

Rocket Lab, one of the most successful space startups since SpaceX, launched its Electron rocket for the first time Tuesday evening from NASA’s Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. The Electron rocket blasted off from a refurbished launch pad at about 6 p.m. and could be seen from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The company, based in California, had previously…

This story appeared on, 2023-01-24.
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