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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a joint program by NASA and the German Aerospace Center, achieved a major milestone May 26, with its first in-flight night observations.
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) achieved a major milestone May 26, with its first in-flight night observations.
COLUMBIA, Md., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters attending a recent Media Day event for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) were given not only an introduction to the innovative high-flying observatory but were also briefed on the telescope's exciting, upcoming "First Light" missions.
A NASA Boeing 747 carrying a German-made infrared telescope is ready to scan the skies for the first time.
Most astronomers wouldn't dream of opening their observatory's doors in 100 mph winds, yet NASA's new SOFIA telescope recently flew in an airplane at 250 mph with doors wide open.
EDWARDS, Calif., Dec.
A NASA jumbo jet that will help scientists unlock the origins of the universe with infrared observations reached a milestone Friday when doors covering the plane's telescope were fully opened in flight.
SOFIA will observe the universe while gliding through the stratosphere at 45,000 feet. When it begins operations next year, it will be the world's biggest, most advanced airborne observatory.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Sept.
NASA has awarded a contract modification to L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, L.P., of Waco, Texas, for further developmental engineering in support of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy mission, known as SOFIA.
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