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NASA Balloons Head North of Arctic Circle for Long-Duration Flights

4 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) NASA is set to begin launch operations mid-May for the 2024 Sweden Long-Duration Scientific Balloon Campaign. Four stadium-sized, scientific balloons carrying science missions and technology demonstrations are scheduled to lift off from Swedish Space Corporation’s Esrange Space Center, situated north of the Arctic Circle […]

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NASA Wallops Launches 3 Rockets During Eclipse in Virginia

1 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) Three Black Brant IX sounding rockets launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia April 8, 2024, during the solar eclipse. The rockets launched for the Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path (APEP) mission to study the disturbances in the electrified region of Earth’s atmosphere […]

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NRO Mission Launches from NASA Wallops on Electron Rocket  

2 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility supported the successful launch of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket at 3:25 a.m. EDT, Thursday, March 21, from Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia.   The rocket carried three collaborative research missions for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The […]

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NASA Wallops Supports Rocket Lab Launch for NRO From Virginia

1 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will support commercial launch provider Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket launch no earlier than March 21 at 2:40 a.m. EDT. The four-hour launch window runs through 6:30 a.m. Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket stands atop the company’s Launch Complex-2 on […]