Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring & Rocket Barrage !!!

The Vernal Equinox occurs early Tuesday Morning heralding the beginning of the season of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere:

* Tue., March 20, 1:14 a.m. EDT - Vernal Equinox - Spring Season begins in Northern Hemisphere of Earth: beginning of New Year (solar calendar) in Afghanistan and Iran.


NASA Launching 5 Rockets in 5 Minutes This Week: How to Watch

Date: 19 March 2012 Time: 01:38 PM ET
ATREX Nighttime Rehearsal
Four of the ATREX rockets stand in the vertical launch position during a night-time dress rehearsal at the Wallops Flight Facility on March 15, 2012. Five suborbital rockets will be launched in just over five minutes as part of ATREX.
CREDIT: NASA/Chris Perry
This story was updated March 19 at 1 p.m. ET.
NASA is once again hoping to launch five rockets in just over five minutes this week — a space barrage that promises to put on a spectacular midnight light show of luminescent vapor trails above the U.S. East Coast — but only if Mother Nature cooperates.
After a series of delays due to bad weather and a technical glitch, NASA is aiming to launch the five-rocket barrage as early as late Tuesday night. The sky display may puzzle and amaze some unsuspecting observers, so before you call to your local news or police, here is why this is happening and when you may see it.



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