Dc Icebridge Dryden B
The IceBridge mission, a six-year NASA campaign, is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown. It will yield never-before-seen 3-D images of Arctic and Antarctic ice. The flights provide a yearly, multi-perspective look at the behavior of the rapidly changing features of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets and the glaciers that run from them into the oceans.
On Oct. 17, the IceBridge DC-8, parked outside the hanger at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., is prepared for an instrument test flight.