From: Marc Siegel <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: SOFIA-Live From the Stratosphere II ?
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 01:24:52 -0700 (PDT)
Hello, Laura writes: > 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. > ==================================================================== > 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. > > etc, etc, etc Hopefully you won't have to wait until 2002 for online adventure with the airborne infrared team. Between now and when the plane flies in 5 years, there will be lots of action....imagine cutting a giant hole in the side of a 747, building a wonderfully precise telescope, figuring out the electronics to make the whole thing work.... Although it won't be PTK, my NASA group has been talking with the folks in charge of the education outreach for the new SOFIA. In partnership with them, we hope to connect you with the SOFIA team long before the plane ever flies. As always, if you want to be sure to hear about any new developments as they occur, be sure to join the Sharing-NASA email list. Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org In the messaeg body, write these words: subscribe sharing-nasa See you in the Stratosphere. Marc