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NASA postpones Wallops rocket launch to Sunday

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Posted at 6:11 PM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 21:11:32-04

NASA announced that it's postponed its Saturday rocket launch at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to Sunday.

The reason behind the postponement was "due to upper-level winds not being within the required limits for a safe launch."

The mission will consist of the release of barium vapor, which is not harmful to the environment or public health, that will form two green-violet clouds that may be visible for about 30 seconds.

The agency said the spherical clouds, a mixture of green and violet, will appear immediately after the vapor release.

They'll appear for about 30 seconds and then take on a violet color after exposure to sunlight.