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Pathfinder aircraft taking off from ground - side view

Pathfinder wing tip video at 50,000 feet

Movie Number   EM-0023-06
Movie Date   Sept. 11, 1995
Formats   160x120 15-fps QuickTime Movie (1,242 KBytes)
320x240 30-fps QuickTime Movie
320x240 30-fps MPEG-1 Movie (3,310 KBytes)
Pathfinder Still photos of this aircraft are available in several resolutions at
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/multimedia/imagegallery/Pathfinder/index.html
Description  

In this clip, the Pathfinder's wing camera shows the view from 50,000 feet. Below is the reddish-brown desert, with the curvature of the Earth visible. Above this is a haze, which blends into the blue-black sky. The vehicle is more than 10,000 feet above an airliner's normal altitude.

Keywords   Pathfinder; AeroVironment; Inc.; NASA; ERAST; Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology; Dryden Flight Research Center; Gossamer Albatross; Paul MacCready; Solar Challenger; solar-electric flight; HALSOL; High-Altitude Solar Energy; Ballistic Missile Defense Office; National Aeronautic Association; Pacific Missile Range Facility; Rogers Dry Lakebed; Edwards Air Force Base
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