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  • Wallops conducts a night-time dress rehearsal for the ATREX launch.

    ATREX Mission Postponed from Wallops

    The ATREX mission of five rockets from Virginia has been postponed because of weather. The next launch attempt will be no earlier than Monday morning, March 26.

  • Wallops conducts a night-time dress rehearsal for the ATREX launch.

    ATREX Mission Delayed Due to Weather

    The ATREX mission of five rockets from Virginia has been postponed because of weather. The next launch attempt will be no earlier than Sunday morning, March 25.

  • A black brant IX missile on the launch pad

    CIBER Mission Launched from NM

    The CIBER experiment was successfully launched at 3 a.m. MDT (5 a.m. EDT), March 22 from the White Sands Missile Range, NM.

  • Wallops conducts a night-time dress rehearsal for the ATREX launch.

    ATREX Mission Delayed until March 23

    NASA has rescheduled the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets from the Wallops Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream to midnight to 3 a.m., March 23.

  • Wallops conducts a night-time dress rehearsal for the ATREX launch.

    ATREX Mission Moved to March 22

    NASA has rescheduled the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets from the Wallops Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream to midnight to 3 a.m., March 22.

  • Three ATREX rockets, shrouded in foam boxes to shield the motors and payload, stand in launch position.

    Countdown to Begin For Five Sounding Rockets to Illuminate Eastern U.S. Night Sky

    NASA managers have given a "go" for a countdown leading to the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets just after midnight tonight on a science mission that will briefly create a milky white cloud that may be visible along a large portion of the U.S. east coast.

  • Three ATREX rockets, shrouded in foam boxes to shield the motors and payload, stand in launch position.

    Five Rocket ATREX Set for March 21

    NASA has scheduled the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets from the Wallops Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream from midnight to 5 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, March 21.

  • Three ATREX rockets, shrouded in foam boxes to shield the motors and payload, stand in launch position.

    Five Rocket ATREX Moved to March 20

    The ATREX mission has been postponed to no earlier than the night of March 20 due to expected poor weather along mid-Atlantic coast. Next update is Monday, March 19.

  • Wallops conducts a night-time dress rehearsal for the ATREX launch.

    Five Rocket ATREX Postponed to March 19

    The ATREX mission has been rescheduled to no earlier than the night of Monday, March 19, due to the high probability of unacceptable weather on March 18. A launch decision will be made Sunday evening.

  • Wallops conducts a night-time dress rehearsal for the ATREX launch.

    Five Rocket ATREX Mission Rescheduled to March 18

    The ATREX mission has been rescheduled to no earlier than the night of Sunday, March 18, due to the high probability of unacceptable weather on March 17. A launch decision will be made Saturday evening.

  • The 3 types of sounding rockets to be used for the ATREX mission.

    NASA Five Rocket ATREX Mission Rescheduled

    A high probability of unacceptable weather postpones launch attempt until evening of March 17.

  • Tracer release and camera observation locations for ATREX mission.

    NASA Scrubs Five Rocket Mission For Tonight

    Tonight's launch is postponed due to an internal radio frequency interference issue with one of the rockets. The next launch attempt is no earlier than the night of Friday, March 16.

  • Tracer release and camera observation locations for ATREX mission.

    NASA Rocket Launch Scheduled March 15, 2012

    As part of a study of the upper level jet stream, Wallops is scheduled to launch five suborbital sounding rockets in just over five minutes on March 15.

  • MITS van

    NASA Signs Agreement With Bermuda For Tracking Station

    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.

  • Terrier Improved Malemute

    NASA Hosts Teleconference on Upcoming Launch of Five Rockets

    NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday March 7 to discuss the upcoming launch of five sounding rockets in just over five minutes that will illuminate almost the entire Atlantic Coast.

  • Rock On Participants working on a circuit board

    NASA Seeking University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop

    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.

  • Esther Thomas, a University of New Orleans graduate student, operates the Whole Air Sampler instrument aboard NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory during the 2010 Student Airborne Research Program.

    NASA Science Aircraft to Travel the Globe in 2012

    NASA's Airborne Science Program operates highly specialized aircraft that will be deployed all over the world in 2012 for Earth science missions.

  • image mosaic of student photo and SeaWiFS biosphere map

    NASA Scientist Leads Student Phytoplankton Study

    Dr. Tiffany Moisan has a passion for ocean sciences. Last year, she received an award that enabled her to bring students into the field for a hands-on learning experience.

  • Aerial view of Wallops Island launch range from the South

    Facility Director Briefs Community on Wallops Future

    Wallops Flight Facility Director Bill Wrobel presented a briefing on Wallops in 2012 and beyond to a full house of community members at the NASA Visitor Center on January 19.

  • Image of NASA's DC-8 taking off with snowflakes overlaid.

    Airborne Campaign to Measure Falling Snow

    NASA's DC-8 research plane will begin six weeks of flights over Canada next week in support of a difficult task of the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission -- measuring snowfall from space.