"We have had a very successful first flight - the
take-off performance was impressive, we explored a lot of the
operational flight envelope, and it was a delight to operate in
such a well-designed cockpit with its easy interface to all the
normal and military systems"
Source: Capt. Ed Strongman, pilot of the
The launch of NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Exporer (WISE)
has been delayed until at least Monday at Vandenberg Air Force Base
in California. It seemed like a good time to learn a little more
about the project, and what it hopes to show.