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NASA Launches Rockets to Study the Jet Stream
In March of 2012, NASA successfully launched five rockets from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch was part of NASA's Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment, or ATREX, which will help scientists better understand the jet stream. Jack Vieira, range project manager for the ATREX mission, helped to launch the five suborbital rockets more than 60 miles above Earth. In this clip, Vieira discusses the early stages of the project and describes the purpose of the trimethyl aluminum (TMA) onboard the rockets. Read NASA Tech Briefs' full interview with Jack Viera here.
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