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Watch Live: NASA Previews Mission to Visit the Edge of Space This Month
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Later on Thursday, NASA will host a press conference about the Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD mission, a pioneering project to understand what happens where Earth and space rub up against each other. The mission itself is scheduled to launch later this month, on January 25, when it should become NASA's first science project to actually reside on a commercial satellite. While GOLD is in orbit, it will be studying what happens at the very upper boundary of Earth's atmosphere, where our planet meets the very closest edge of space. read more


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