The Anderson Group's Water Vapor and Total Water instruments are participating in the
CRYSTAL/FACE mission based in
Key West, Florida. The integration effort began
on June 23rd at Ellington Field, Houston. Although two test flights had been
planned, persistent thunderstorms caused two scrubs, so only one test flight
was completed. On June 29th, the plane and its instruments made the ferry
flight from Ellington to Key West with the support equipment following in
Air-Ride trucks and the experimenters heading out by a variety of air routes.