Tag: rockets

Watch for a Rainbow Cloud Over Baltimore Tonight



NASA is launching a test rocket from Virginia tonight. Ordinarily, that’s not something most Baltimoreans would pay attention to… but this is no ordinary test rocket.

Building a Rocket in the Basement — Johns Hopkins Style


It wouldn’t shock us to hear that the Johns Hopkins students who’ve teamed up to design, build, and launch the Far-ultraviolet Off Rowland-circle Telescope for Imaging and Spectroscopy (FORTIS) — a nifty $3.2 million NASA rocket, for those of you who aren’t astrophysicists — started out launching rockets in their backyards. And now they’re on a quest to answer questions about the origins of the universe. Not a bad trajectory.