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22 May 2013 You Could Be the Next ...
The folks at NASA's Operation IceBridge were nice enough to help put together a little public service announcement to help motivate and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
21 April 2013 PolarTREC and NASA’s Operation IceBridge By The Numbers
Don’t forget to ‘like’ Operation IceBridge's Facebook page or bookmark the official NASA OIB website. If you're on Facebook, I highly recommend the Facebook page. From March 23 – April 19, 2013:…
20 April 2013 Home Sweet Home
Operation IceBridge had packed up their gear and it was time for me to do the same. As well as doing science and educational outreach, I managed to make a few friends along the way. Scott…
19 April 2013 Project Scientist Michael Studinger
Did I tell you I share a college-sized dorm room with Michael Studinger? He’s the project scientist for Operation IceBridge. He is responsible for ALL the science and scientific data collected. If…
18 April 2013 The Choreographer
John Sonntag is the choreographer of NASA’s Operation IceBridge. As a high schooler in Texas he saw the Omnimax movie The Dream is Alive about NASA’s space program, and he knew then that he wanted…
17 April 2013 ‘Seeing’ Into the Ice
How do you see through the snow and ice? Especially when it can be more than 2 miles thick? The answer: RADAR; an acronym for RAdio Detecting And Ranging. NASA’s Operation IceBridge has four…
17 April 2013 Data? How about 2 terabytes? Per day.
An overview of the warmest room in the building. There are the equivalent of 68 computers running in this picture. Let’s recap. There are nine instruments flying on the aircraft: four radars,…
16 April 2013 Who really keeps us flying?
Who really keeps NASA’s Operation IceBridge Flying? These guys: Brian Yates, Mike Terrell, and John Doyle Let me introduce you to Brian Yates, Mike Terrell, and John Doyle. The pilots and these…
15 April 2013 Feedback
With only days left in this deployment, I thought I would share some feedback with the not-so-subtle hint that feedback is encouraged. In one of my first journals from Greenland, I tried to describe…
15 April 2013 Meet the pilots!
During the time I have been flying with NASA’s Operation IceBridge, we have had three pilots. Each has come to be a NASA pilot from different directions: one from the enlisted ranks of the Marine…
14 April 2013 Living with Your Team
A not-small part of doing scientific field work is developing a positive relationship with your co-workers. Not only are you working with them 12-16 hours per day, but you are living with them.…
14 April 2013 Meet Operation IceBridge Project Manager Christy Hansen
My sister wrote and asked ‘Where are all the women scientists?’ And she’s right to ask. The simple fact is that there aren’t enough. Below is my interview with Operation IceBridge project manager…