WATCH VIDEO: NASA Launches Flying Laboratories To Study Air Pollution

(KPRC) NASA's most advanced science project of the year is taking off from Houston's Ellington Field.

Scientists are using a DC-8 and a high altitude ER-2 as flying laboratories. Flying experiments out of Ellington Field for the next two months, what the scientists learn could help us better understand our air quality and climate.

"There are still issues over air quality in Houston," said Brian Toon, the lead scientist for SEAC4RS.

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