(Apply by Nov. 15; Flights From Mid-2012 Through Mid-2013)
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy is now accepting applications for its Cycle 1 Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) Program. Participants will fly on overnight missions, at altitudes of up to 45,000 feet, in conditions similar to that of a regular commercial flight, in order to capture data utilizing the 2.5 meter-diameter telescope on board. Participants will work side-by-side with NASA scientists as part of the mission, and will receive support materials to take back to the classroom. Two-member educator teams must include at least one grade 6-12 science teacher, and the second team member may be a math, science or technology teacher at elementary or secondary level, or an informal educator. For details on how to apply, visit http://bit.ly/rMn2uo.