After several attempts, NASA has completed its experiment of creating artificial clouds by pushing out containers with steam from a rising rocket.


Yesterday’s attempt was successful, as a rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia rose for about eight minutes to about 190 kilometers and during its journey up, ten containers of steam were pushed out from the rocket. As shown in the picture above, the test resulted in a bunch of colorful artificial clouds on the American night sky.

The idea behind the test is that this system will be used when exploring the ionosphere and northern/suther lights (Aurora Borealis/Aurora Australis) so that scientists on the ground can follow particle movements in the air.

The clouds could be seen from New York to North Carolina. Check it out below.