Latest Sounding rockets Stories

Image 1 - Research Rocket Fired Into The Northern Lights
2012-02-22 05:17:13

On Saturday, a team of U.S. researchers launched a two-stage rocket containing some 500 pounds worth of instruments through an aurora, with the hopes that they will be able to learn more about how the northern lights are created and about the complex relationship between the Earth and the Sun.

2011-09-15 12:12:07

Journalists are invited to a roundtable discussion at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 16, with NASA's Space Technology Program Director Michael Gazarik during his visit to the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va.

2011-07-10 10:49:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia successfully launched two NASA sounding rockets carrying experiments to study the ionosphere on Sunday, July 10, 2011. The Black Brant V rocket launched at 10 a.m.

2010-11-22 10:03:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will launch an experiment led by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, from Norway between November 28 and December 12.

2010-08-04 06:32:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of a NASA Black Brant X sounding rocket was successfully launched at 5:15 a.m. today from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

2010-03-26 13:55:00

ESA’s Maxus-8 sounding rocket was launched today from Kiruna in northern Sweden carrying four microgravity research modules on a hectic 12-minute space voyage.

2010-02-25 07:11:14

US university faculty and students are invited to a weeklong workshop to learn how to build and launch a scientific experiment into space.

2009-09-09 14:42:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A rocket experiment that may shed light on the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere will be conducted Sept.

2009-09-01 23:45:00

Today the new call for proposals for student experiments to be flown on two REXUS sounding rockets and two BEXUS stratospheric balloons opens.

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