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ATREX Mission: NASA's Five-Rocket Barrage to Study Winds at Edge of Space

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Four of Five ATREX Rockets Launching

Credit: NASA/Wallops Flight Facility
Four of five sounding rockets liftoff from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility (Virginia) in this time-lapse photograph of the ATREX mission. The experiment…Read More »





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. [See more photos here.]   Less «
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