From: Laura Lou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: SOFIA-Live From the Stratosphere II ?
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 11:05:12 -0400
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------------602972AE58410 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii This is especially for all of you that participated in Live From the Stratosphere 1965-1966 and look forward to a possible LFS-2 in the year 2001 or 2002. If you do not have "Digi-Day Star Calendar" on your school computer I would advise you to get it. It is a great way to start each day. An astronomy fact comes up each day the first time you turn on your computer. It is often timely, dealing with the eclipse, the nearness of Mars, the comets. There are other Digi-Day programs, but this seems to be especially well suited for us. The language is not above my sixth graders. Here is Sunday's Digi-Day text. Copy and paste is one of the many options available. Laura (Michigan) ==================================================================== SOFIA Eight miles above Earth's surface, the air is frigid and dry. The stars shine fiercely, with little of the twinkling that inspires the soul but muddies the view of the heavens. In other words, it's a perfect spot for a telescope. By the first year of the 21st century, NASA should be ready to loft a large new telescope to that crystalline height. The telescope will fly about every other night aboard a flying observatory named SOFIA. The telescope will be bigger than Hubble Space Telescope, and will study infrared energy -- a form of energy that's invisible to human eyes. SOFIA will replace an older flying observatory that was retired at the end of 1995. Over two decades, astronomers using the observatory found the rings of Uranus and made many other discoveries. SOFIA's telescope will see objects more clearly than the earlier airborne telescope. It will also see objects that are much fainter. It will study planets and comets inside our own solar system, watch the birth of new stars, and map the material that lies between the stars. SOFIA will also carry teachers and students on many of its research flights. A consortium of universities, corporations, and other groups will build and operate SOFIA. The consortium will buy a Boeing 747 jumbo jet to house the telescope this year. SOFIA should undergo flight tests in 2000, and begin its science missions in 2001. Tomorrow: a night on the North Atlantic. Written by Damond Benningfield. Copyright 1997 The University of Texas McDonald Observatory. Star Date is made possible in part by a grant from NASA. This transcript is from 365 Days of Star Date. Program copyright © 1996-1997 Vision X Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit the Star Date web site at http://stardate.utexas.edu/ ===================================================================== ------------602972AE58410 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Description: Card for Laura Lou Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="nsmailA5.TMP" Content-Type: text/x-vcard; charset=us-ascii; name="nsmailA5.TMP" BEGIN:VCARD FN:Laura Lou N:Lou;Laura EMAIL;INTERNET:email@example.com NOTE:Personal Web Page: http://www.gatecom.com/~lauralou X-MOZILLA-HTML:T END:VCARD ------------602972AE58410--