Flying lab

Juan Carlos Gomez, left, and Steven Walsh, college students from <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100103600000000" title="New Mexico" href="/topic/us/new-mexico-PLGEO100103600000000.topic">New Mexico</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101400000000" title="Alaska" href="/topic/us/alaska-PLGEO100101400000000.topic">Alaska</a>, respectively, take samples of the air outside the DC-8 used in the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000098" title="NASA" href="/topic/science/space/nasa-ORGOV000098.topic">NASA</a> and University of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100103700000000" title="North Dakota" href="/topic/us/north-dakota-PLGEO100103700000000.topic">North Dakota</a> program.
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<b>FOR THE RECORD:</b><br> 
Airborne science program: A July 25 article about a NASA-run science program incorrectly referred to the agency's DC-8 plane as small. It exceeds the Federal Aviation Administration's upper limit of 12,500 pounds for small aircraft. The caption with a photo accompanying the article incorrectly identified a student as Steven Walsh. It was Andrew Hart of the University of New Hampshire.
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( Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2009 )

Juan Carlos Gomez, left, and Steven Walsh, college students from New Mexico and Alaska, respectively, take samples of the air outside the DC-8 used in the NASA and University of North Dakota program.


FOR THE RECORD:
Airborne science program: A July 25 article about a NASA-run science program incorrectly referred to the agency's DC-8 plane as small. It exceeds the Federal Aviation Administration's upper limit of 12,500 pounds for small aircraft. The caption with a photo accompanying the article incorrectly identified a student as Steven Walsh. It was Andrew Hart of the University of New Hampshire.

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