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Tour the Plane Giving NASA’s ICON a Ride to Space

Early in the morning of Nov. 7, 2018, NASA launches the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, a spacecraft that will explore the dynamic region where Earth meets space. ICON launches on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket, which is carried aloft by the Stargazer L-1011 aircraft.

Join NASA on a behind-the-scenes tour of this plane, once a jet airliner and now uniquely retrofitted to boost spacecraft into low-Earth orbit. Learn about ICON’s science and meet the people — including an engineer, technician, and pilot — who will help launch the spacecraft into orbit.

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Scott England (Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley): Talent
Edward Dunlap (Northrop Grumman): Talent
Jim Stowers (Northrop Grumman): Talent
Don Walter (Northrop Grumman): Talent
Karen Fox (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Host
Glenn Benson (ASRC Federal Data Solutions): Videographer
Francis Michaux (ASRC Federal Data Solutions): Videographer
Joy Ng (USRA): Editor
Sarah Frazier (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Producer
Kathalina Tran (SGT): Producer
Michael Justice (ASRC Federal Data Solutions): Support
Amber Jean Watson (Abacus Technology Corporation): Support
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
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SVS >> Airplane
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Radiation >> Airglow
GCMD >> Location >> Ionosphere
SVS >> Planes
NASA Science >> Sun
SVS >> Pegasus Rocket
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics
SVS >> Icon
SVS >> L-1011
SVS >> Aircraft
SVS >> Stargazer

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version