Image of the Day: April 2012

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I've Got One, Two, Three, Four, Five Rockets Working Overtime

Credit: NASA/Wallops Flight Facility
Monday, April 2, 2012: Four of five sounding rockets liftoff from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility (Virginia) in this time-lapse photograph of the ATREX…Read More »

mission. The experiment took place on March 27, 2012, producing white clouds to study fast-moving winds high in the thermosphere. The first rocket was launched at 4:58 am EDT, with following launches occurring at 80-second intervals. The star trails result from the extended exposure. [See our full story.]

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