Ice Bridge science team members at the NASA Dryden flight operations facility in Palmdale, Calif., took these photos of their final preparations in the days before departing for Chile. – Steve Cole, NASA Public Affairs
The Gravity Team from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University on Sunday, Oct. 11 catching the last sun rays outside the NASA hangar a few hours before departing on the DC-8 for Chile. From left: Stefan Elieff (Sander Geophysics), Michael Studinger (Lamont-Doherty), Nick Frearson (Lamont-Doherty), Sean O’Rourke (Sander Geophysics). Photo by Michael Studinger.
Scientists checking their equipment inside the DC-8 before last week’s final science test flight at Dryden. Photo by Nick Frearson (Lamont-Doherty).
University of Kansas graduate student Lei Shi tests the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS) VHF-band radar system in loopback mode during the transit portion of a recent system check flight. Photo courtesy Chris Allen (Univ of Kansas)