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Title: Alex Fillippenko Jets Up, Up And Away With The Blue Angels
Date: 10/04/2012
Publication: Berkeley News Center Article
Editor: Robert Sanders
Extended Text:

For the lucky few, soaring over San Francisco with the Blue Angels is the dream of a lifetime you want to sit back and enjoy. But for UC Berkeley astronomer Alex Filippenko, it was a teaching opportunity.

As he banked and rolled over the Bay Area yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 3), he took the opportunity to videotape in-flight physics lessons he hopes to use in outreach to the public.

It was an “out-of-this-world experience,” he wrote in an email. “We broke the sound barrier … It was incredible!”

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