MORRISTOWN, NJ - Residents in the Morristown area may get a glimpse of NASA' s next  launch from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Wednesday night.

Find an open area or field and look for a cloud that is blue-green and red in color. What you would be seeing is the launch and vapor cloud releases that is part of the ejection tests.

Rocket launches are spectacular events and weather permitting, between 7 and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, a launch may be able to be seen with your own eyes.

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One of the technologies onboard the rocket is a deployment system for vapor clouds that will be used for wind and ionosphere research. 

The agency will be trying it out by releasing a barium and strontium mixture, which will create blue-green and red trails in the sky, 130 miles above the ground, according to NASA's website, approximately six minutes after launch. 

Sounding rockets, also called suborbital rockets, are valuable tools in qualifying technologies for flight. During this  flight, NASA will also  be testing a modified Black Brant sounding rocket motor, launch vehicle and spacecraft systems and sub-payload ejection technologies, according to the NASA.gov website.

Live coverage of the launch is available via UStream beginning at 6 p.m. on launch day. 

For more information about the flight test, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/1VzGPwk