NASA's AZURE Rocket Launch (time-lapse)
This is a time-lapse of NASA's AZURE rocket launch to research auroras and the upper atmosphere. I coincidentally witnessed the launch of the two rockets and their beautiful payload deployment travelling on MV Trollfjord on Vestfjord in Norway. While we were watching the after-effects of a beautiful northern lights display, the rockets were launched from the And√łya Space Center only about 180 km away to the north. We saw two orange dots rise into the sky and disappear. A short while later strange lights and colorful, expanding clouds appeared I first did not have an explanation for. It looked like an alien attack ;) A quick internet search showed that we had witnessed aurora research conducted by NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/sounding-rocket-mission-will-trace-auroral-winds If you want to use the video, contact me: m@theusner.eu http://www.theusner.eu
Author Michael Theusner
Duration 18 seconds

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