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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
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
Tuesday was a whirlwind. There is so much to share. I attempted to be brief and utterly failed. I had attempted to cover the highlights but so much happened. It is impossible to cover everything. I will have to write about the rest in a future post. On Tuesday we had safety training. In addition … Continue reading First Flight