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January 4, 2013
SOFIA program officials representing NASA, the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and Deutsches SOFIA Institut (DSI) line up on the access stairs to the open telescope cavity housing the 2.5-meter infrared telescope in the SOFIA 747SP. From top to bottom are DSI telescope assembly / science instrument manager Thomas Keilig, NASA's SOFIA program manager Bob Meyer, deputy program manager Eddie Zavala and aircraft project manager John Carter, and USRA's SOFIA science mission operations director Erick Young and chief SOFIA science advisor Eric Becklin. April 20, 2010 NASA Photo / Tom Tschida