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Watch a NASA Rocket Create Colorful Artificial Clouds Over US East Coast Tonight 6/12/17 approx 9pm,

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  1. mr. sin

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    https://www.space.com/37158-nasa-rocket-launch-visible-tonight-june11.html


    Update for June 12, 7 a.m. ET: Scientists and engineers at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility now aim to launch a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket tonight between 9:04 p.m. EDT and 9:19 p.m. EDT (0104-0119 GMT). NASA's live webcast will begin at 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT). Our preview story can be seen below.

    A small NASA rocket will launch to create colorful artificial clouds on Sunday night (June 11), and you can watch all the action live. Weather permitting, the launch could be visible to spectators on the U.S. East Coast from New York to North Carolina, NASA officials said.

    The two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket is scheduled to lift off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia between 9:04 p.m. and 9:19 p.m. EDT Sunday (0104 to 0119 GMT on Monday, June 12). You can watch it live here on Space.com, courtesy of NASA; coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT on Monday).

    You can also follow the flight on the Wallops Ustream site: .

    About 5 minutes after liftoff, the rocket will deploy 10 soft-drink-size canisters, which will release barium, strontium and cupric-oxide vapor to form blue-green and red artificial clouds.

    "These clouds, or vapor tracers, allow scientists on the ground to visually track particle motions in space," NASA officials wrote in a mission update. "The clouds may be visible along the mid-Atlantic coastline from New York to North Carolina."

    If you live near the Wallops Island area in Virginia and would like to watch the sounding rocket launch in person, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Visitors Center will open to the public at 8 p.m. EDT. Because the launch is weather dependent, local spectactors and online viewers can receive the latest updates from NASA via the Wallops center Facebook and Twitter sites.
     
  2. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    yipyipyipyip... WOOF WOOF WOOF!
     
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    I've seen a couple of ships go up at Wallops Island from here.
    I'll have to check it out.
     
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    you're stealing @rockpup job
     
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    4 mins till launch with a hold at T-minus 3mins

    the hold is to let the clouds clear up at wallops

    they have a launch window till 919
     
  6. maz

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    Clouds are gay
     
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    Scrub for tonight.
     
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    launch is scrubbed due to cloud cover and ground stations in VA/nc can't view the vapors


    try again tomorrow approx same time
     
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    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    And I see I'm late to the party guy, so I'll just edit this to indicate my retardation. :rolleyes:
     
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    launch looks good for 2nite
     
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    So how do they track colored clouds after dark? A 9pm launch is after sunset...
    found my own answer at the end of a linked article
     
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    Still a go for 9:05.
     
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    And hold at 3 minutes for clouds again.
     
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    from the statement it doesn't sound like they will launch again 2nite.

    the weather for the next few days from Florida to VA is shitty also with storms popping up
     
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    Yeah, I doubt it goes tomorrow if they don't go tonight.
     
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    Another scrub.
     
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    ahhhh the other observation location is duck, nc
     
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    Add it to the list!
     
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    Chemtrails, maaan....
     
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