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ICE Meets Ice: International Cometary Explorer

July 11, 1986 – Closed

Air and Space Museum
601 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Exploring the Planets, Gallery 207, 2nd Floor, West Wing

On view is a 1/10 scale model of NASA's ICE (International Cometary Explorer) satellite, which flew through the tail of the Giacobini-Zinner comet in September 1985, radioing scientific information back to Earth. Also displayed are illustrative charts of ICE's structure and flight path.