Tuesday, June 2, our president Mike Simmons will be onboard the SOFIA observatory. The SOFIA or Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy is a converted Boeing 747SP and was originally acquired by Pan American World Airways for NASA and is packed with equipment like cameras, spectrometers, and photometers.

On this trip Mike will be watching and reporting on current projects like star birth and death, planets, comets and asteroids in our solar system and black holes at the center of galaxies!

Follow him during this 10 hour journey into the depth of space all from the hull of an airplane flying in Earth's stratosphere through AWB's Twitter feed and Facebook page.