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NASA Aircraft to Investigate Climate Change

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NASA is just days away from launching a new aircraft 65,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean to investigate how a warming climate is impacting Earth's upper atmosphere.

The first flights of the Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX), a multi-year airborne science campaign with a heavily instrumented Global Hawk aircraft, will take off from and be operated by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The Global Hawk is able to make 30-hour flights.

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