What Can You Learn from a Thermometer on a Rising Balloon?
Earth's Blanket of Gases
The launch of a space shuttle is a familiar sight. On its way into space, the shuttle passes through Earth's atmosphere, a relatively thin layer of gases that surrounds the planet.
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
STS-104 launch July 2001
1. List at least three atmospheric properties that might change as you traveled from the Earth's surface to space.