Obviously I know that it's a story but . . .
Has anyone actually successfully placed an instrument package into a tornado and received scientific data?
In this respect, was the film Twister (1996) based on any fact?
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In fact, one team of storm chasers died in their continued quest to make this a reality. Tim Samaras, 55, his son Paul Samaras, 24, and his colleague Carl Young, 45, died in 2013 while chasing a storm. Tim had created his own probes, much like the ones Bill Paxton's character in Twister did, to chart this type of information.
The movie Twister, itself, was based on the TOtable Tornado Observatory (TOTO) project, implimented by NASA in 1984.