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Mr. Mario Runco Jr.

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Johnson Space Center

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Houston, Texas 77058

United States

Company Description

The Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society is dedicated to the acquisition and dissemination of information pertaining to the science of Astronomy. Our goal is not only to serve our members, but the general public as well. We have no dues, no by-laws, ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Assistant, Earth Sciences Remote Sensing

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Instructor

Naval Postgraduate School

New Jersey State Trooper

Rutgers University

Education

Rutgers University

bachelor of science degree

meteorology and physical oceanography

Cardinal Hayes High School

bachelor of science degree

meteorology and physical oceanography

City College of New York

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Morin, and Mario Runco, Jr. ...

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Morin, and Mario Runco, Jr. will be sharing their experiences working for NASA and what it's like to live and work in space. Here is a more detailed schedule of their appearances.

Mario Runco Jr.


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"For this transit, Don will be ...

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"For this transit, Don will be removing the non-optical quality, internal protective window panes known as 'scratch panes,' which really make crisp, sharp, and clear images impossible," Mario Runco, Jr. of the Johnson Space Center, said in a press release. "Removing those panes is a huge plus when it comes to details that will be seen in the imagery of the sun."

Pettit said he will be using a Nikon D2X camera with an 800mm lens to capture the solar event.


"The Expedition 31 crew will be ...

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"The Expedition 31 crew will be the first people in history to see a Venus transit from space, and Pettit will be the first to photograph one," says Mario Runco, Jr. of the Johnson Space Center (JSC).

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Runco, an astronaut himself who flew aboard three shuttle missions, is an expert in the optics of spacecraft windows. Along with his wife Susan Runco, who is the coordinator for astronaut photography at JSC, Mario is helping Pettit gather the best possible images of the transit.
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"For this transit, Don will be removing the non-optical quality, internal protective window panes known as 'scratch panes,' which really make crisp, sharp, and clear images impossible," says Runco.
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"Even with this great camera system, the images would be quite soft if the scratch panes were not removed," notes Runco.
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"I don't think James Cook should be too envious," says Runco.

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