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PRESS RELEASE ARCHIVES

The AIM mission news archives list past press release articles from NASA and partner institutions with content focusing on the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere Satellite Mission.

PRESS RELEASES NEWS COVERAGE & EVENTS

04.22.11
AIM 2011 Highlights
AIM Mission Goals and Objectives Report

12.15.2009
NASA/GSFC
Release: 09-88
NASA's AIM Satellite and Models are Unlocking the Secrets of Mysterious "Night-Shining" Clouds

12.10.2007
NASA/GSFC/HU
Release: 07-75
NASA Satellite Reveals Unprecedented View of Mysterious 'Night-Shining' Clouds

Presenter Content for Press Release

06.28.07
NASA/GSFC/HU
Release: 07-145
NASA Satellite Captures First View of "Night-Shining" Clouds

04.24.07
Orbital Sciences Corporation
Orbital Set to Launch Company-Built AIM Scientific Spacecraft for NASA Aboard Pegasus Rocket

04.23.07
University of Colorado
Media Invited To Televised NASA Launch At CU-Boulder April 25

04.17.07
MEDIA ADVISORY: 14-07
NASA Sets Press and Media Events for AIM Launch

04.13.07
STATUS REPORT: ELV-041307
Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

04.11.07
NASA RELEASE: 07-84
NASA Aims to Clear Up Mystery of Elusive Clouds at Edge Of Space

04.11.07
Hampton University Press Release #67
HU/NASA Launches AIM Satellite

03.10.07
University of Colorado Press Release
University of Colorado instruments to launch on NASA cloud mission April 25

03.12.07
NASA RELEASE: 07-62
Spacecraft to Study Clouds at Edge of Space Arrives at Vandenberg

05.06.04
NASA RELEASE: 04-151
Two New Missions To Solve Mysteries Of Volatile Upper Atmosphere
05.05.04
Hampton University Press Release
NASA Confirms HU’S $101M AIM Satellite Flight Misson
08.06.03
Orbital Sciences Corp. Press Release
Orbital Selected for $25 Million Scientific Satellite Contract
07.17.02
NASA Earth Observatory Media Alert
Scientists to Study Changes in Highest Clouds via Satellite
07.03.02
University of Colorado Press Release
CU Selected To Build Instruments, Control Cloud-Monitoring NASA Satellite From Boulder Campus
 
11.09.2016
NASA
Citation for NASA Honor Award Given to the AIM Flight Operations Team
08.16.2016
Science @ NASA
Electric Blue Sunsets
06.29.2016
Spaceweather.com
Climate Change at the Edge of Space
06.21.2015
Hokkaido Radar
First-ever photographic record of noctilucent clouds in Japan
06.19.15
SciTechDaily.com
NASA's AIM Spacecraft Observes Noctilucent Clouds
06.10.15
NASA's Earth Observatory
First NLCs of Northern Hemispere Season 2015
06.10.2015Spaceweather.com
First NLCs of Northern Hemisphere Season 2015
04.06.2014
Science @ NASA
Unexpected Teleconnections in Noctilucent Clouds
04.16.2014
The Atlantic
A Bullseye in the Sky Over Texas
04.10.2014
Science Codex
Appearance of Night-Shining Clouds has Increased

06.28.13
BBC
Mysterious Summer Clouds of the Night

06.13.13
Wired.com
Strange, Glowing Night Clouds Continue to Spread

02.29.12
CU-Boulder
Four CU-Boulder faculty members elected American Geophysical Union Fellows in 2012
07.06.11
NASA
Noctilucent Cloud Season Begins
04.18.11
NASA
Clouds, Clouds, Burning Bright
08.04.09
Hays Daily News - Hays,KS,USA
Adams presents in Alaska
07.16.09
Wired.com
Mysterious, Glowing Clouds Appear Across America’s Night Skies

07.11.09
NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day
Noctilucent Cloud Storm Panarama by P-M Hedén

06.03.09
New Scientist - UK
Mysterious night-shining clouds may peak this year

06.03.09
Register - London,England,UK
Scientists seek noctilucent cloud enlightenment

02.25.09
A NASA eClips video about Noctilucent Clouds and the AIM mission is posted on YouTube. The clip features interview segments with Dr. James M. Russell, AIM's Principal Investigator.
10.17.08
Discover Magazine
Glowing Clouds May Come with Full Metal Jacket
09.03.08
USA Today
Strange Clouds Spotted at the Edge of Earth's Atmosphere
08.25.08
Science@NASA
Strange Clouds at the Edge of Space
05.20.08
AIM has been selected for extended mission funding following the 2-year Explorer baseline mission.  The extension from June 2009 through September 2012 will allow tracking the evolution of mesospheric clouds for an additional seven seasons and provide data to address key outstanding questions including:

  • Are there variations in PMCs that can be explained by changes in solar irradiance and particle input?
  • What changes in mesospheric properties are responsible for north/south differences in PMC features?
  • What controls interannual variability in PMC season duration and latitudinal extent?
  • What is the mechanism of teleconnection between winter temperatures and summer hemisphere PMC’s?
  • What is the global occurrence rate of gravity waves outside the PMC domain?
04.21.08
The AIM team has been selected to receive a NASA’s Group Achievement Award “For outstanding achievement in developing and launching the Small Explorer mission to study the phenomena of polar mesospheric clouds.”  Dr. Russell, the principal investigator, will accept the award on behalf of the team May 8th during the 2008 Agency Honor Awards Ceremony at NASA Headquarters.

04.14-16.08
The AIM Science team met April 14-16 at Hampton University. For more, read the Status Report for 04.18.08.

03.13.08
SpaceRef.com
Statement of Alan Stern Before the House Science and Technology Committee Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics 13 March 2008
"The Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) spacecraft, launched in 2007 is providing revolutionary data on changes in noctilucent clouds that appear to be related to global change."

03.01.08
CBS Headline News
Glow-In-The-Dark Clouds?
They were first seen more than a century ago, clouds that seem to glow in the dark. Now they're showing up more and more often, and some are trying to find out why. Byron Pitts reports.

02.01.08
James M. Russell III, AIM's PI, is honored with Virginia's Outstanding Scientist Award 2008

01.17.08
Why? Tell Me Why!: Night Shining Clouds
Discovery Channel News Video
Kasey-Dee Gardner
YouTube Posting

01.03.08
All Headline News- USA
NASA Satellite Finds Night Clouds Getting Brighter, Bigger

01.03.08
The Associated Press
Data Shed New Light on Night Clouds

12.30.07
Space Ref (press release) - USA
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 30 December 2007

12.27.07
BlackEngineer.com - Baltimore,MD,USA
Hampton's AIM Satellite Mission Changes View of Clouds

12.17.07
Chemical & Engineering News - USA
Night-Shining Clouds

12.11.07
Times Online/Nico Hines
Nasa images show climate change from space

12.11.07
ABC Science Online - Australia
Irene Klotz

Global warming making more ice clouds

12.11.07
BBC News - UK
Johnathan Amos
Spacecraft chases highest clouds

12.11.07
LiveScience.com - New York,NY,USA
Andrea Thompson
Satellite Sheds Light on Brightest Clouds

12.11.07
National Geographic News
Christine Dell'Amore
Mysterious Clouds More Common Due to Climate Change?

12.11.07
Nature News / Journal of Nature
Alexandra Witze
Enigmatic clouds illuminated: Satellite data shed light on twilight skies.

12.11.07
Thaindian News
“Night shining” clouds above Polar Regions may be partly due to global warming

12.10.07
Discovery Channel News
Irene Klotz
Warming Creates More Night Shining Clouds

9.18.07
Hampton University is the leading HBCU in Science Research Initiatives - AIM is the sixth NASA mission led by HU researchers.
> View HU article

7.05.07
News in Brief / Journal of Nature
vol. 448
AIM Satellite Snaps Night-Shining Clouds

6.28.07
NASA Satellite Captures First View of 'Night-Shining Clouds'
04.25.07
Spaceflight Now/Justin Ray
> Satellite to unveil secrets of Earth's highest clouds
04.24.07
Dave Mosher, LiveScience Staff Writer
Mysterious Clouds Creeping Out of the Arctic
04.24.07
New York Times
First Mission to Explore Those Wisps in the Night Sky
04.23.07
Nature.com
Satellite to probe mysterious glowing clouds
04.20.07
Voice of America
NASA Exploring Polar Ice Clouds
04.17.07
SpaceRef.com
NASA Sets Press and Media Events for AIM Launch
04.16.07
Epoch Times
NASA Cloud Mission AIMs High

04.14.07
CBS Channel 4 Denver, Colorado
NASA,CU Partner to Study Clouds

04.13.07
Happy News.com
NASA Aims to Clear up Mystery of Elusive Clouds at Edge of Space
04.13.07
SatNews.com
Hampton U, NASA to Explore Space Ice Clouds
04.13.07
ITWire.com
Clouds at the Edge of Space to be Studied by NASA's AIM Satellite
04.12.07
MSNBC
Spacecraft will Track Earth's Highest Clouds

04.12.07
Salt Lake Tribune, Utah
USU Joins NASA Cloud Study

04.12.07
Virginian-Pilot
Hampton University Rocket Project to Launch April 25
04.12.07
New Scientist.com
Satellite to study source of 'night shining' clouds

04.12.07
InTheNews.co.uk
NASA to Investigate 'Ice Clouds'

04.11.07
The Post Chronicle
NASA Plans Study of Space Clouds

04.11.07
Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL-TV
Utah Technology to help NASA Spacecraft Collect Data

04.11.07
Space.com
NASA Readies Satellite to Scan Earth's Highest Clouds

05.26.06
BBC News
Mission to Target Highest Clouds
01.30.05
NASA Solar System Exploration News
NASA Selects Small Explorer Mission

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Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado (2015) Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere—CIPS Instrument.

Spaceweather.com (2015) Realtime NLC Gallery.

NASA Earth Observatory (2013, June 25) Early Start for Noctilucent Clouds.

NASA Earth Observatory (2011, January 27) Night-Shining Clouds Are Getting Brighter.

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Strange Clouds
Astronauts onboard the International Space Station have been observing electric blue "noctilucent" clouds from Earth-orbit.
science.nasa.gov/
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A view of noctilucent clouds from the International Space Station.

Hampton University is the leading HBCU in Science Research Initiatives
AIM is the sixth NASA mission led by HU researchers.
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