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Now Boarding for the Stars

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  00:07:02  2017  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

Sofia is a Boeing 747 like no other. Run by NASA and the DLR, the German space agency, this aircraft was specially modified to accommodate a telescope. Come on board with astrophysicist Olivier Berné and jet to the stratosphere to observe the nebula of Orion, where stars are born.

Producer : CNRS Images
Director : BAKER Nicolas (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation d'animations et d'images spatiales (NASA et ESO).
Commentaire voix off et interventions en son direct en français et en anglais doublé. Musiques.
PersonnalitiesBERNE Olivier(IRAP, UMR CNRS, Univ. Toulouse Paul Sabatier); ANDERSON B-G.(SOFIA Science center, USRA, NASA, USA); HIGGINS Ronan(Univ. Cologne, Allemagne)
NotesSOFIA : Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
DLR : Centre allemand pour l'aéronautique et l'astronautique, en allemand Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
ESO : European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere
NASA : National Aeronautics and Space Administration
IRAP : Institut de Recherche en Astronomie et Planétologie
USRA : Universities Space Research Association
Diffusé sur CNRS le journal le 17/02/2017.


Space Sciences


United States

Technical Sheet
Item No.6363
Original SupportApple ProRes 422
VersionFrench ; English