Voice of Tim Bryan
NASA scientists hoping to study the Kilauea Volcano area from the sky had to abort their mission after a problem with their aircraft.
The Gulfstream-III aircraft would have used a synthetic aperture radar developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California to study the geological processes occurring under Earth’s surface.
However, reports say a broken sensor on the aircraft caused the study to be cut short.
Crews tried to fix the issue at the Kona Airport, but determined the only option was to return to California last Wednesday.
Reports say NASA will give it another try in May.