The 200-300 mile per hour winds circle the earth in predictable patterns at an altitude above most plane flights, but not much is known about what drives them. The rockets will shoot across the sky for short trips of eight to ten minutes to allow scientists to better develop models of electromagnetic regions in space. When the trip is over, the rockets will crash back into the Atlantic Ocean and form artificial reefs.
The mission is being webcast live, starting at 10 p.m. March 14, from the project's site, and you can also follow the launch's status updates on Twitter. If March 15 fails, the backup dates are any other clear night through April 3. Go science!
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