Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Posted by Beth at 6:44 AM
Thursday, December 10, 2009
So my smart, funny, kind and generous sister left yesterday for California to be part of Mission Control for the Delta Rocket launch. The rocket will carry the WISE telescope in which she has been a part of for her work.
The following information is from Wikipedia:
The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a NASA-funded infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope. The Earth-orbiting satellite will carry a 40 cm (16 in) diameter infrared-sensitive telescope, which will be used to survey the entire sky over the course of six months through images made in the 3 to 25 μm wavelength range. The telescope's image detectors are designed to make the survey at least 1,000 times more sensitive to infrared sky features than the sky surveys of previous major infrared space survey telescopes.
We are super proud of her and all of her hard work and the awesome opportunity she has to be part of the launch. This opportunity, though, means that she is in California for approximately the next two weeks. SO...(since she told me she checks this blog every day- eek!) my goal is to update it everyday for the next two weeks for her!
Way to go Jen!!! We love you! :)
Posted by Beth at 6:43 AM