There was an open house a couple days before the satellite launch, and we were able to go aboard the L1011 and check things out up close. Here are a few photos.
What would be economy seating on the aircraft. Pretty much stripped clean to decrease weight on the plane.
“First class” seating on the aircraft. This is essentially the rocket and satellite control center. The screen on the right is showing a simulation of the rocket launch.
Dreaming about my future career as a pilot. 🙂
The launch went off without a hitch. We were able to see all three stages of the rocket from Kwaj, even though the plane was over 100 miles away when it dropped the rocket. Pretty cool to be a part of this!