CAPT. Mike Thomas, a launch control officer with the 2nd Airborne Command and Control Squadron, 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, works in the battle staff compartment aboard an EC-135 Stratolifter "Looking Glass" aircraft during "Glory trip 143GB." Glory Trip 143GB is the first remote launch of a silo-housed Minuteman III missile by an aircraft based at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The missile will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif