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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D2250-1

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Image Number D2250-1

At the Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a team of scientists prepares to launch an unmanned aerial vehicle from a catapult. The mission: to survey vegetation on the ground in studies of vegetation changes over time. In the foreground are engineering technician Craig Winters (left) and pilot Dave Thatcher. Other researchers are in the ground control station.

 

Photo by Stephen Ausmus.


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Last Modified: 8/30/2011