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NASA: Taking to the Sky

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

    Jul 28, 2004
    (click to view the full-size image)

    Wispy clouds are illuminated by a bright quarter moon behind the tail of NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, flying observatory during telescope characterization testing in 2008. SOFIA will complement the Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel and James Webb space telescopes and major Earth-based telescopes. The mission, a joint program by NASA and DLR Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center), features a German-built 100-inch (2.5 meter) diameter far-infrared telescope weighing 20 tons mounted in the rear fuselage of a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft. Image Credit: NASA/Tom Tschida (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Mar 20, 2004
    Anybody happen to know what the X logo is for?

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