From the news update of Sept. 09, 2001: Harry Kuellman of the ASUR team wrote:
"I would like to express our heartfelt sympathy with you and
the whole American nation about the outrage committed. We are very
shocked and full of consternation, since this was an attack against
freedom and democracy. Most of all we feel with the dead and wounded
people and their families and friends."
New regulations, funding uncertainties, and a heavy use of the FISTA aircraft as an
in-flight tanker restrict 2001 deployment to US citizens. Foreign national participants
deploy from Mount Lemmon observatory, Manua Kea (Hawaii), Bear Lake (Utah),
Poker Flats (Alaska), Red Rock Canyon (California), and Australia.
|Above: Security briefing by USAF mission managers Adam Wink and Deborah Magnin.
Right: Mission commander LtCol. Jeffrey S. Smith of the 418th Flight Test Squadron
receives the first 2001 Leonid MAC mission patch from Leonid MAC principal investigator
Dr. Peter Jenniskens.
Below: NASA video crew travels to Edwards AFB.
Photo: Eric James.
|Instrument installation. Daryl Kim, George Rossano, and Ray Russell of the
Aerospace corporation prepare the
mid-Infrared imagers and spectrometers for a test run on FISTA.
||In cabin view of researchers Rick Rairden of Lockheed Palo Alto (foreground),
David Lynch of the Aerospace Corporation, and
Kristina Smith and Bill Smith of the University of Washington, working to install instruments
||Left: Construction of cabling for flux measurments.
Below:Calibration tests of flux counting system
by operator Peter Gural.
||Left: Avi Mandell of Penn State
University points a slit-spectrograph to the persistent emission of a bright
Below:Emily Schaller of Dartmouth College operates
a slit-less CCD spectrograph.
Down Left: Near-real time flux measurement team at Mount Lemmon Observatory, Arizona.
Below: Ian Murray of the University of Regina at
Red Rock Canyon, California.