NOT Meteors! - NASA ATREX Rockets Launched US East Coast 04:58 (08:58 UTC) 27MAR2012
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NASA launches five-rocket science extravaganza at last
MSNBC by Joe Rao
ATREX mission studies high-level winds; glowing trails visible in skies over East Coast
At almost literally the last minute, NASA launched five suborbital sounding rockets early Tuesday on a mission to study high-level jet stream winds by creating artificial glowing clouds near the edge of space. ... (more)
27MAR2012 Kristen Trevose, PA US 05:00 - 05:10 am All 4 were between 10-15 seconds South East, Falling down Looked like a faint light falling slowly leaving a trail. There was 4, one at a time, and all 4 had the same exact smoky trail Like a dim star, reddish orange, going in and out of view/brightness as it fell No The smoke trails were almost like a wide upside down check mark, thickening as it faded after about 5 minutes. I tried to take a picture, but it wouldn't show in my camera.
27MAR2012 Korinna Nichols Virginia Beach, VA, USA 5:10 am EST 5 seconds N-S I was facing NW White - no sound Started out like a plane trail, but then like venus. Skipping - start and stop I took 2 photos
27MAR2012 Claudia Tabernacle, NJ 08088 0520 eastern time 15 sec E-W white sun Yes Smoke cloud lasted 15 minutes after
27March2012 Kris North East, MD, USA 00500 Eastern US time 15 SE/S white with expanding tail Very Bright: Luminus no Multiple items in the sky at the same time. Each one making its own distinct tail/trail. early morning sun may have given tails their brightness. Never seem anything like this before. I thought it was commet at first.
27March2012 Kim Forked River, NJ, USA 5:05am EST About 10 seocnds/ meteor. There were about 4. East White tail The reminents/ tail was a bright glowing white color It broke apart leaving a trail behind it. The glow from the trail lasted about 30 minutes before it dispersed throught the sky. It looked like a plane when it has the smoke behind it.
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