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Moon Water and Looking Ahead
A lot has changed since my last blog post. If you had not heard, the SOFIA program has ended and flew its last research mission in September of 2022. However, the data the program collected is still being analyzed and will continue to add to our knowledge. In March, findings regarding a wide scale map … Continue reading Moon Water and Looking Ahead
Chopping and Nodding
Chopping and Nodding – it sounds like something one would do in the kitchen while preparing supper. A bit ironically it was explained to me with the aid of a fish and a chicken being used as props. The true genius of using a fish and a chicken is that it was memorable. Chopping and … Continue reading Chopping and Nodding
“Take me out to the black, tell ’em I ain’t coming back…” – Sony Rhodes, Ballad of Serenity Each flight is different and has its own new experiences. I have attempted to recount experiences that were different from my first flight. On Thursday the temperatures had reached over 100 degrees. It was extremely hot on … Continue reading Second Flight
First Flight continued
As promised, more on my first flight on SOFIA. I can’t impress enough the cooperation between all of the members on the plane that were integral to the success of the mission – collecting good scientific data. After working with the telescope operator I returned to the educator console which is a dummy terminal. As … Continue reading First Flight continued