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NEWS Alaska Science Forum On a clear, cold night two winters ago in Fort Yukon, Carl Andersen watched a rocket he helped design pierce the upper atmosphere. He and three other scientists shot pictures as the rocket ejected bright puffs of chemicals in an inverted V formation more than 60 miles up.

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Carl Andersen stands next to imaging equipment in Fort Yukon during the 2010 launch of a sounding rocket from the Poker Flat Research Range. His team was testing out different techniques of releasing chemical tracers into the atmosphere to take measurements.
Photo Courtesy Of Carl Andersen
Carl Andersen stands next to imaging equipment in Fort Yukon during the 2010 launch of a sounding rocket from the Poker Flat Research Range. His team was testing out different techniques of releasing chemical tracers into the atmosphere to take measurements.
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