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Friday, January 25 - NASA Airborne Earth Science Showcase / NASA Social
- 7 a.m.: Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale.
- 7:30 a.m.: Board chartered bus and depart for the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, located on Edwards Air Force Base
- 8:30 a.m.: Arrive at Dryden. Morning presentations include:
NASA scientists, followed by a walking tour to visit NASA's Global Hawk hangar and control room. You will learn how NASA’s high-altitude Global Hawk aircraft will fly into the tropical tropopause about six miles above Earth as part of the Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) study of the impact of gases in the stratosphere on Earth’s changing climate:
- Introductions - Kevin Rohrer, Dryden Flight Research Center, Chief of the Office of Strategic Communication
- Welcome - Patrick Stoliker, Deputy Center Director, Dryden Flight Research Center
- Brief - Ken Jucks, NASA Headquarters Upper Atmosphere Research Program Manager
- Brief - Eric Jensen,Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) Principal Investigator
- Chris Naftel, NASA's Global Hawk Project Manager
- Group Photo
- Global Hawk Operations Center
- NASA's Beechcraft King Air B200
- 11 a.m.: Lunch break. During this time, you may purchase lunch in the NASA cafeteria (a food court atmosphere) and visit the gift shop.
- 11:45 a.m.: Board the bus again and return to NASA's Palmdale hangar, arriving at approximately 12:45 p.m.
- 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.: Formal presentations from mission scientists will take place, followed by about two hours in the hangar where science teams, and the aircraft that carry science instruments, will be available to discuss their missions and the important research they are undertaking.
Science studies to be highlighted in the afternoon include the Discover-AQ air pollution study that will use NASA's P-3 Orion and NASA B200 aircraft to examine air quality over the San Joaquin Valley. The Polarimeter Definition Experiment (PODEX) will fly three different instrument designs on the high-altitude NASA ER-2 to measure aerosol and cloud physical properties to improve tools for global aerosol measurements.
- Welcome - Randy Albertson, Deputy Airborne Science Program Manager
- Brief - Hal Maring, NASA Radiation Sciences Program Manager
- Brief - Jim Crawford, DISCOVER-AQ Principal
- Brief - David Starr, Polarimeter Definition Experiment (PODEX) Principal Investigator
- Hangar Safety/Hangar Tours - Mike Thomson, Dryden Airborne Science Project Manager
- NASA's ER-2
- NASA's ER-2 Pressure Suit - Life Support Technician
- NASA's DC-8
- Frank Cutler, DC-8 Project Manager
- NASA's C-20A Environmental Science Research Craft
- John McGrath, Program Manager
- Yunling Lou, JPL scientist, Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR)
- P-3 Orion
- Jim Crawford and mission scientists
- 5 p.m.: End of activities