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Does anyone know about NASA launching 5 rockets from Virginia today?

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posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 12:02 PM
Any information about this?

posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 12:06 PM
There is a search feature on ATS. Use it.

and is always a good place to start too.

There have been rescheduled for Monday night.

posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 12:14 PM
reply to post by olliemc84

OK and thanks!

posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 12:18 PM
a really good link, shows the updates on the countdown and launch.


posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 12:19 PM
Its theAnomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX)

They are launching the rockets to study the winds at the edge of space and their effect on the jet stream.

Once they do go up you may actually be able to see some what they are doing as...

The five rockets will release a chemical tracer that will form milky, white tracer clouds that allow scientists and the public to "see" the winds in space. In addition, two of the rockets will have instrumented payloads, to measure the pressure and temperature in the atmosphere at the height of the high-speed winds.

ATREX Overview

posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 01:03 PM
hey thats looks like a very cool experiment!

I cant wait for the various angles of the photos from satellites and ground cameras alike!

About time nasa did something we can actually see

posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 01:09 PM
reply to post by Apollo7

There may be additional information here:

NASA To Launch 5 Rockets Quickly To Track Winds
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started on 3/7/2012 @ 06:06 PM

posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 06:07 AM
Posted by RCC on 2012-03-21 at 01:06:57 EDT
Next launch attempt will be midnight to 3 a.m., Thursday, March 22. Countdown will begin at 7 p.m. tonight and the webcast will begin 8 p.m.

posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 06:24 AM
They were supposed to launch last night, but it got cancelled due to some problem with one of the rockets GPS.

At least that is what I recall. I was watching it this morning and the mission was cancelled at about 12:30am (EST).

I'm actually looking forward to this and hoping that I will be able to get some pics to post when it finally does happen. I am right in the "line of view" so....

Here's hoping that we will get some good shots.

posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 12:29 PM
Posted by RCC on 2012-03-21 at 21:26:46 EDT
We have scrubbed tonight's launch attempt due to unacceptable weather. The next launch attempt will be midnight to 3 a.m., Friday, March 23. The webcast will begin tomorrow night, Thursday, March 22, at 8 p.m.

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