Four-hour drive that began at 5AM 😅
Getting lost at the Flight Facility 😖
Hot and humid on and off ground 😥
Bad hair day😱
Mosquitoes on the Island🦟
Tight parking and expensive food at the very tourist-y Chincoteague Island😥
Seeing the P-3 Orion take off and land✈️🔥
Visiting the cockpit and getting overwhelmed 😂
Listening to the pilots’ jargon-laden convos with their mics on🤔
Seeing the atmospheric science instruments collect real-time weather data😎
Talking to the grad mentors and faculty 🔥
Talking to the interns after they landed🔥🔥
Seeing the sparkle in their eye and the A-HA moment🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Site visit to the Wallops Flight Facility (VA) to observe and interact with 24 budding space and science/STEM researchers, engineers, and physicists who are learning about atmospheric science research from NASA scientists and engineers, graduate mentors, and faculty members from five participating HBCUs and an MSI: Coppin State University, Howard University, Morgan State University, Hampton University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and University of Maryland Baltimore County over an 8-week period as part of the NASA-funded Student Airborne Science Activation (SaSa NASA) program🔥🔥🔥
Glad to be the external evaluators for this 5-year grant and working collaboratively with the exceptionally talented project manager and scientist, Samiah Moustafa!
This is why we do what we do.
Hope you will enjoy this short video clip (sound on) made by Rafa at the Rafael Mendez Pena group in Spain.