The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

Photos from: Cold War inspired first launch from Poker Flat in Alaska

Photo courtesy: NASA

A 45-foot NASA sounding rocket set for launch in February, 2017 at Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks. Workers there wrote on the nose cone of the aurora-research rocket a frequent quote from range founder Neil Davis: "'We're in a building situation.' T. Neil Davis, Feb. 1, 1932 - Dec. 10, 2016."

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