Apollo Range Instrumented Aircraft

In this section:

ARIA Intro
ARIA booklet
ARIA conversion
ARIA Photos
ARIA People
C-135 tail number 123

Stan Anderson – video interview

Apollo 11 Re-entry audio
Apollo 13 Re-entry and ARIA 4 (in the A13 section)
ARIA Apollo 17 Support

ARIA stories:
ARIA Stories from Stan Anderson
ARIA saves the day for Apollo 5
ARIA sees the Apollo 8 Re-entry – Bob Mosley
( Apollo 8 Re-entry audio )
Apollo 9 – Applause on the Flight Deck – Bob Bosley

The Last ARIA


GSFC’s Bob Burns took this photo of an ARIA (10327), with the ALOTS [Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System] pod fitted, from his Connie, NASA 422, in June 1967.

He writes, “we were over northern Texas, coming back from Category II Acceptance Testing out over the Gulf of Mexico, heading back to Tulsa, Oklahoma.”


An Apollo / ARIA patch, courtesy of Stan Anderson.


For more on ARIA, please see Randy Losey’s FlyAria.com.