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Jun 16, 2017

A NASA rocket is going to blast colored clouds into space — here’s how to see them

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Sat 17 June…NASA rocket to blast colored clouds into space…similar to our 2017 SpaceApps Groups Idea : https://2017.spaceappschallenge.org/challenges/warning-dange…er/project


  • NASA is launching a rocket that will create colorful clouds in space.
  • The rocket launch and clouds may be visible as far away as New York City.
  • Such clouds will eventually be used to probe two big holes in Earth’s magnetic shield, called cusps.
  • The launch will be live-streamed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

NASA is about to launch a rocket that will puff out highly visible clouds of red and blue-green vapor into space.

The rocket was supposed to launch on May 31, but bad weather and poor visibility pushed the mission back to Saturday, June 17, with a liftoff time between 9:05 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. EDT.

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  • Wicky on June 20, 2017 1:42 am

    This is nice to see the colors in space

  • Julie on August 11, 2017 4:24 pm

    very beautiful image, NASA does awesome things.