NASA rocket to paint the sky red, tune in tonight starting at 4:30PM ET video

Decades ago, NASA would frequently light up the night sky with chemical trails as part of its measurements of upper atmosphere behavior. While those moments are increasingly rare, well get a rare chance to enjoy one of them this evening. The agencys Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is launching a suborbital rocket that will generate and test a pair of trails of red-tinted lithium as it flies above Eastern US coastline — trails bright enough that large parts of the seaboard may get a first-hand look as the rocket gains altitude. If you fall outside of that range, dont fret. NASA will stream the whole affair starting from 4:30PM Eastern, with a hoped-for takeoff over an hour later. Catch the feed below when the launch is live, and hit the source links for more about the mission itself.

via NASA rocket to paint the sky red, tune in tonight starting at 4:30PM ET video.

About StevenTorresRamos

https://steventorresramos.com/about-my-blog/
This entry was posted in Breaking News, Interesting, Science. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s