After a four-day delay, NASA is planning to fire off five rockets in just over five minutes late Sunday (March 18) for a mission that, if all goes well, will create glowing clouds to probe mysterious, fast-moving winds at the edge of space.
The five-rocket salvo, which is scheduled to launch Sunday night from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, forms the core of the agency’s Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment, or (ATREX). The unmanned rockets will release chemical tracers at about 60 miles (97 kilometers) up, allowing scientists to track high-altitude winds that can top 300 mph (483 kph).
These tracers will generate luminous milky white clouds that should be visible to folks on the ground from parts of South Carolina up through southern New England, researchers have said.
hmm.. ATREX stands for Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment …
Also I see another possible acronym… a T-rex … as in dinosaurs…
And that leads me to the 5 rocket launch from a very different location, with a real title incorporating the words “anomalous and transport and rocket”…
As in possibly TRANSPORTING an ANOMALOUS OBJECT with a ROCKET…. ie.. move an asteroid or space object.
Then the picture background doesn’t help the story on space.com..lol.. planetary impact an all..
Wait.. multiple launches from strange locations…with the recent NASA story of possible impacting object in 2013 … This sounds like that asteroid impact movie!! where they launch the multiple space shuttles to shoot down an incoming asteroid.
I will post any launch links that become available on Sunday when this goes down.
Cheers, and MUCH LOVE during strange times!
"Because every dark cloud has a silver IODIDE lining."