VISIONS rocket launch up-to-date information

You can keep up with the progress of the VISIONS sounding rocket mission out at Poker Flat Research Range via the web.VISIONS, short for “VISualizing Ion Outflow via Neutral atom imaging during a Substorm,” will launch sometime before mid-February into an active aurora display over northern Alaska. Douglas Rowland, of the Space Weather Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center , is the principal investigator for VISIONS, a mission that will determine how the aurora heats and slingshots oxygen out of the upper atmosphere. VISIONS is the only rocket slated to launch from Poker Flat Research Range in 2013. Bookmark these websites for quick access.