AFRL’s Satellite Assessment Center celebrates 30 years of service to Nation

Air Force Research Laboratory scientists Robert Johnson and Rick Cleis of AFRL’s Starfire Optical Range captured the last, resolved images of the space shuttle Columbia before it was destroyed upon reentry. AFRL’s Satellite Assessment Center overlaid wire-frame models on the images, becoming part of the official accident report.

PHOTO BY: Robert Johnson and Rick Cleis
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