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 The Apollo 7 crew arrives aboard the USS Essex
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On October 22, 1968, 50 years ago, the Apollo 7 crew splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Why NASA Watches Airglow, the Colors of the (Upper Atmospheric) Wind
If you peer down on Earth from just 300 miles above the surface, you can see vibrant swaths of red and green or purple and yellow light emanating from the upper atmosphere. This light is airglow.
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Science By The Numbers

Technology Innovation
$400M
Invested Annually
Balloons
13
Science Payloads
12
Student Experiments
Research
10,000
U.S. Scientists Funded
$600M
Awarded Annually
Earth-Based Investigations
25
Major Airborne Missions
8
Global Networks
Sounding Rockets
16
Science Missions
3
Tech/Student Missions
SMALLSATS/CUBESATS
31
Science Missions
24
Technology Demos
Spacecraft
105
Missions
85
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