After many failed attempts, NASA finally gets its light show

After many failed attempts, NASA finally gets its light show

The artificial clouds were part of a NASA experiment created to test high-altitude winds and cloud movement.

NASA launched a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket at 4:25 a.m. (08:25 GMT), on Thursday, June 29, from Wallops Flight Facility located in Virginia.

Early July 4th light display with launch this morning from Wallops at 4:25.

Live coverage of the rocket launch is on the Wallops Ustream site and on NASA's Facebook page.

It is anticipated that these clouds or vapor tracers will allow scientists to visually track particle motions in space from the ground.

The launch was orginally scheduled for early June, however, it has been postponed several times because of bad weather and poor visibility.

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Clear skies while preferred, were not required, on this particular mission with blue-green and red artificial clouds being produced as part the test - this occurred approximately 4 and 5.5 minutes after launch.

The mission deployed ten soda-can-sized canisters, each containing cloud-forming vapour, roughly 100 miles above the surface just before 5 a.m. (EDT).

The clouds, also called vapour tracers, are released at 96 to 124 miles above the surface, and pose no risks to people down below, the space agency says.

After a month of trying, NASA finally launched one of its small sounding rockets from the coast of Virginia, creating a delightful mix of colorful clouds in the upper atmosphere.

Upon launch of the rocket, the vapors will form luminescent, blue-green and red, artificial clouds that may be seen from NY to North Carolina.

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