High Altitude Zeppelin Experiment launches successfully

Last April, the UW High Altitude Zeppelin Experiment (HAZE) team successfully launched a high altitude, semi-rigid airship from Moses Lake. The airship was in the air for 120 minutes and landed approximately 10 kilometers northwest of Walla Walla — nearly 135 kilometers away from where it started. “This launch was two years in the making, … Continue reading

Pacific Science Center exhibit shines spotlight on research by local NASA scientists

Many scientists working in the fields of space physics and planetary science (myself included) grew up looking up at the stars and wondering what was out there. Asked what we wanted to do when we grew up, we would say: “I want to explore the solar system and help send people to other planets.” Now … Continue reading

LEAF Project launch successful

On June 1, the Low Energy Ablative Flyer (LEAF) Project team successfully launched a high altitude balloon at Moses Lake with the goal of showing that a plasma thruster could work at high altitudes and eventually be adapted for space applications. The balloon soared to a maximum height of 105,000 feet. Diagnostics were taken onboard … Continue reading

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