ScienceCast 245: NASA's Sounding Rockets

published 2 years ago

Science in 10 minutes masses sounded rock'n presented by science at NASA. The spectacle of a mammoth rocket breaking the surly bonds of earth takes our breath away. Equally amazing are the secrets revealed to us by science missions these rockets have launched. And NASA puts careful thought into what kind of mission will best achieve that science. Sometimes a large multi instrument admission on a giant rocket is the best way to go. But other missions are better suited to a smaller and less expensive rocket as the key to get in a quick answer to a tightly focused science question. Like a sounding rocket. A sounding rocket is an instrument carried rocket designed for research so just taking measurements and performing scientific experiments during a sophomore ...

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