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First German Astronomy Ambassadors Fly On SOFIA

Movie Number   EM-0095-32
Movie Date   July 14, 2011
Formats   854X480 QuickTime Movie (11 MB)
854X500 Closed Captioned QuickTime Movie (11 MB)
1280x720 QuickTime Movie (68 MB)
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Two German educators, Wolfgang Vieser and Jörg Trebs, were the first to represent their country as SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors. They flew aboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747 July 14, 2011. The teachers observed as scientists collected data using the German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies instrument installed on the 2.5-meter infrared telescope.
Total time: 57 seconds

Keywords   NASA's flying observatory, GREAT Spectrometer, test flights, SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors, German educators.
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