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GUSTO Breaks NASA Scientific Balloon Record for Days in Flight
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Editor’s note: The GUSTO mission ended Feb. 26 at 6:24 p.m. EST, setting a new record for a NASA heavy-lift,…

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NASA Wallops Signs Space Act Agreement to Support STEM Outreach
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Earlier this year, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility reaffirmed a 25-year relationship with the Virginia Space Flight Academy (VASFA) through the…

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NASA Scientific Balloons Ready for Flights Over Antarctica
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Feb. 27, 2024 – Final Campaign Update: The GUSTO mission ended Feb. 26 at 6:24 EST, setting a new record…

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NASA Wallops Supports Hypersonic Rocket Launches
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NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility supported the launch of two suborbital sounding rockets on Nov. 15, 2023, for Navy Strategic Systems…

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NASA Wallops to Support Sounding Rocket Launches
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Update Nov. 17, 2023: This mission has been completed. Two sounding rockets are scheduled to launch for the Department of…

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NASA C-130 Makes First-Ever Flight to Antarctica for GUSTO Balloon Mission
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On Oct. 28, 2023, NASA’s C-130 Hercules and crew safely touched down at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, after an around-the-globe journey to deliver the…

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NASA Rocket to See Sizzling Edge of Star-Forming Supernova
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UPDATE: The INFUSE payload launched on Sunday, Oct. 29th, from White Sands Missile Range at 11:45 p.m. MDT, reaching an…

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NASA Retires UHF SmallSat Tracking Site Ops at Wallops
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On Sept. 30, 2023, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility marked the formal conclusion of the Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) Small Satellite (SmallSat)…

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To Study Atmosphere, NASA Rockets Will Fly into Oct. Eclipse’s Shadow
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UPDATE: The three rockets comprising the APEP mission launched on Saturday, Oct. 14th at 10:00am, 10:35am, and 11:10am MT from…

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Student-Focused Scientific Balloon Mission Inspires Future Generation
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The fall campaign of NASA’s Scientific Balloon Program is underway at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) balloon launch site…

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Double Header: NASA Sounding Rockets to Launch Student Experiments
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NASA's Wallops Flight Facility is scheduled to launch two sounding rockets carrying student developed experiments for RockSat-X and RockOn/RockSat-C missions…

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NASA Scientific Balloons Take to the Sky in New Mexico
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NASA’s Scientific Balloon Program will take flight with eight planned launches from the agency’s balloon launch facility in Fort Sumner,…

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