Studying the clouds' interactions will help support studies of the ionosphere and aurora, officials say. During the flight, which lasted just eight minutes, 10 canisters filled with chemicals called vapor tracers were released and formed the clouds. The blue-green and red artificial clouds were deployed shortly after takeoff and are used to track particle motions in space. They were visible along the mid-Atlantic coastline from North Carolina as far north as NY, and could be seen as far west as Charlottesville, Virginia, according to NASA.
Ground cameras were stationed at Wallops and in Duck, North Carolina, to view the vapor tracers.
During the flight, ten canisters, about the size of a soda can, were deployed into the atmosphere around 6 to 12 miles (9.65 to 19 kilometers) away from the 670-pound (304 kg) primary payload. This particular flight includes a multi-canister ampoule ejection system which enabled the tracers to spread over a wider area than before. The payload landed in the Atlantic Ocean, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) out to sea from its launch point in Virginia.
Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations.
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Rockets' Eric Gordon voted Sixth Man of the Year
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