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Why is NASA’s Kinet-X mission to space?

“After exposure to sunlight the vapor clouds quickly ionize and take on a violet color.” The KiNet-X mission is designed to explore energy transport in space. Specifically the mission will study how energy and momentum is transported between regions of space that are magnetically connected, according to the statement.

What time does NASA’s Kinet-X rocket launch?

NASA is targeting an 8:04 p.m. EDT (0004 GMT) launch on Sunday, May 16 for the Kinet-X sounding rocket mission after a weather delay in Bermuda on Saturday, May 15. A small NASA sounding rocket will launch tonight (May 10), creating a brief, colorful light show over the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda, and you can watch all the action live.

What will the SpaceX rocket launch look like from Earth?

(Image credit: NASA) The rocket launch will release barium vapor, forming two green-violet clouds that may be visible, weather permitting, for about 30 seconds to spectators in most of the eastern U.S., from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River, and just north of Bermuda.