Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Wednesday, March 21st ~ NASA five-rocket mission launch set for March 21st ...
Related article link .. Between March 14th and April 3rd ~ NASA Jet Stream Study Will Light up The Night Sky ...
March 21, 2012
Link .. link to www.nasa.gov
NASA’s ATREX mission will launch five rockets in about five minutes to study the high-altitude jet stream along the East Coast. These suborbital sounding rockets will release chemical tracers to track the high-speed winds nearly 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. In addition, a couple of the rockets will measure conditions such as temperature and pressure near the edge of space.
The late-night launch time might seem strange, but according to NASA this window was chosen to give clear skies and a dark moon for the best viewing conditions. The tracer clouds should be visible for up to 20 minutes following the launches, and may be seen along the East Coast from northern parts of South Carolina through New Jersey, and possibly as far as New Hampshire and Vermont.
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