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NASA Climate Probe

Climate Probe

NASA is sending an aerial probe over the Pacific Ocean to study climate change. The Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX)  is scheduled to begin flights in between January 16 and March 15. The modified drones will fly 65,000 feet above the ocean and study “unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how a warming climate is changing Earth.” The unmanned drones will take flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California, and will be operated by Dryden Flight Research Center. Each flight will take 30-hours. The NASA team is also planning to deploy drones to Guam and Australia… read more