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Observatory Staff Aid in Military Helicopter Crash Rescue

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Photo of a Blackhawk helicopter lifting off in front of the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope.

Staff at NSF's National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, W.Va., aided in the successful rescue of soldiers from a crashed military helicopter in February 2010. Here, a U.S. Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter lifts off in front of the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope at NSF's NRAO in Green Bank, W.Va.

Credit: M. Holstine, NRAO


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Photo of NRAO staff being honored for their efforts during the rescue operation.

NRAO staff are honored for their efforts during the rescue operation. From left to right: Christine Plumley (NRAO), Governor James Manchin III, Michael Holstine (NRAO), Representative Nick Joe Rahall III, and Karen O'Neil (NRAO).

Credit: P. Marganian, NRAO


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Photo of members of the Bartow-Frank-Durbin rescue squad in the NRAO's Jansky Lab in Green Bank.

Members of the Bartow-Frank-Durbin rescue squad in the NRAO's Jansky Lab in Green Bank, W.Va., during the rescue operations of the MH-60 Nighthawk crew.

Credit: M. Holstine, NRAO


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