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Photos: CIBER Experiment Launches on Suborbital Rocket

Dazzling NASA CIBER Rocket Launch

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A Black Brant XII suborbital rocket carrying the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) was successfully launched at 11:05 p.m. ET on June 5, 2013 from NASA’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Launch Shot

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Photographer Ken Kremer took these photos of the suborbital rocket launch of the CIBER experiment.

Black Brant

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A Black Brant XII suborbital rocket carrying the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) launched June 5, 2013, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. CIBER studies when the first stars and galaxies formed in the universe and how they burned their nuclear fuel.

CIBER

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CIBER studies when the first stars and galaxies formed in the universe and how they burned their nuclear fuel.

Suborbital Flier

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The experiment flew to the edge of space without making a full orbit around Earth.

CIBER Experiment Launch #5

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The suborbital rocket carrying the(CIBER) experiment blasted off June 5, 2013.

Wallops Island

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Both orbital and suborbital rockets routinely lift off from NASA's Wallops Island launch site in Virginia.

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