Tag Archives: SOFIA

Flying on SOFIA Part 1: Briefing, Take-Off, and Eastward Leg

As stated in previous posts, I was chosen along with Carolyn Bushman of Wendover Jr/Sr. High School to fly on SOFIA as Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors. On the evening of June 25-26, 2013 our dreams and preparation finally paid off as … Continue reading

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SOFIA Instruments and Operations

In order to be on vampire time for tonight’s flight, we were encouraged to stay up as late as possible last night and sleep in this morning. I got up to eat breakfast about 7:00, then went back to sleep … Continue reading

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Meeting SOFIA

  Today I got to finally meet SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. I was selected as an Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) for SOFIA in January, 2012, and this week I will be at Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility (DAOF) … Continue reading

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Preparations for SOFIA

Next week I will be in Palmdale, California getting ready to fly aboard SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. I am working with Carolyn Bushman, who teaches math and other classes at Wendover Jr./Sr. High School in Wendover, Utah. … Continue reading

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Aerospace Education at the NSTA Conference

The next two weeks will be very active on this blog as I report on my preparations and flights aboard SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. I will be traveling to Dryden Flight Research Center a week from today … Continue reading

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The SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors Program

It’s official! I’ve been chosen, along with Carolyn Bushman from Wendover Jr/Sr High School and 24 other teachers and informal educators, to be a SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador. SOFIA is the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, a converted Boeing 747SP … Continue reading

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