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2014-02-11 12:20:39

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is open for NASA's seventh annual RockOn! workshop to be held June 14-19 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This workshop, offered in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia, engages university and community college students and faculty interested in learning how to develop science payloads for spaceflight....

NASA-funded Sounding Rocket To Fly Into Heart Of Aurora
2014-01-22 14:53:29

Karen C. Fox - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. On Jan. 24, 2014, Marilia Samara will be waiting for the perfect aurora. Samara and her science team will be at the Poker Flat Research Range in Poker Flat, Alaska, looking for classic curls in the aurora in the night sky – curls that look like cream swirling in a cup of coffee. When they spot the appropriate conditions, the team will launch a sounding rocket for a 10-minute flight right into the heart of the aurora....

2014-01-15 04:21:18

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia supported the successful launch this morning of three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets for the Department of Defense. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The rockets were launched within a 20-second period that began at 4:09 a.m. EST. The next launches currently scheduled from Wallops are a NASA suborbital sounding rocket in late April and Orbital...

Sounding Rocket Launch To Calibrate NASA's SDO Instrument
2013-10-21 11:50:44

NASA NASA will conduct a sounding rocket launch at 2 p.m. EDT, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico carrying an experiment to support the calibration of the EUV Variability Experiment, or EVE, aboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, satellite. EVE measures the total extreme ultraviolet output of the sun, called its irradiance. As part of the planned SDO/EVE program, the rocket calibration flight occurs about once a year to accurately determine...

2013-09-16 12:20:51

Annual Rocket Safari Looks to Develop Next Generation of Space Explorers EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a remote part of a northern Nevada desert known more where adults act like children, it is now time for children to act like adults. A small group of high school students from the San Francisco Bay area this week are joining industry experts, university students and educators to get hands-on advanced rocket operations and space exploration experience in...

2013-06-18 09:42:42

News media representatives are invited to witness the first research flight on a suborbital rocket funded by NASA's Flight Opportunities Program when UP Aerospace Inc.'s SpaceLoft 7 vehicle lifts off June 21 at Spaceport America near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Liftoff is scheduled to occur between 7 and 10 a.m. MDT. NASA has funded the flight for seven space-technology experiments to be flown in a space-relevant environment aboard the UP Aerospace sounding rocket. The sub-orbital flight is...

2013-06-14 12:20:11

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 120 students and educators will delve into the world of rocket science June 15-21 during Rocket Week at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Activities during the week will include a RockOn! workshop for 50 university and community college-level participants, and the Wallops Rocket Academy for Teachers and Students (WRATS) for a high school...

2013-06-06 00:20:29

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Black Brant XII suborbital rocket carrying the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) was successfully launched at 11:05 p.m. June 5 from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) With CIBER, scientists are studying when the first stars and galaxies formed in the universe and how brightly they burned their nuclear fuel. Jamie Bock, CIBER...

CIBER To Help NASA Visualize Beginnings Of The Universe
2013-05-21 17:43:54

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Everything has a beginning and discovering the beginning of the universe could begin next month. On June 4, NASA will launch an experiment that could answer the question as to when the first stars and galaxies formed in the universe, and how brightly these stars may have burned their fuel. Next month, scientists will look to answers with the launch of the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) on the Black Brant XII...

Second And Third Sounding Rockets Successfully Launched From The Marshall Islands
2013-05-08 09:32:28

NASA The Equatorial Vortex Experiment (EVEX) was successfully conducted during the early morning hours (eastern time) May 7 from Roi Namur, Republic of the Marshall Islands. A NASA Terrier-Oriole sounding rocket was launched at 3:39 a.m. EDT and was followed by a launch of Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket 90 seconds later. Preliminary indications are that both rockets released their vapor clouds of lithium or trimethyl aluminum, which were observed from various locations in the...