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Gordon Fullerton SOFIAs First Pilot
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Gordon Fullerton, SOFIA's First Pilot

August 27, 2013
NASA research pilot Gordon Fullerton flew the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747SP to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., May 31, 2007, from Waco, Texas, where L-3 Communications Integrated Systems installed a German-built 2.5-meter infrared telescope and made other major modifications. May 31, 2007 NASA / Tom Tschida