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NASA Jet Stream Study Delayed
2012-03-15 08:22:35

A NASA five-rocket launch scheduled to begin at 12am on March 15 to study the jet stream’s current has been delayed due to an internal radio frequency interference problem with one of the rockets, according to a NASA update posted on its website.

2012-03-08 11:09:31

NASA and the government of Bermuda signed an agreement today to establish a temporary mobile tracking station on Cooper's Island to support launches from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia including future commercial missions.

2012-03-06 05:19:45

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 7, to discuss the upcoming launch of five rockets in slightly more than five minutes from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

2012-03-01 04:22:16

University faculty and students are invited to join a weeklong workshop June 16-21 to learn how to build and launch a scientific experiment to space. Registration is open through May 1.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.