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Nasa SOFIA project on a modified Boeing B747SP

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Published on: Jan 8, 2012 Category: Airline Videos,   General Aviation, Aerobatics, Sailplanes,  

NASA has recently launched SOFIA -- The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy -- which lives onboard a modified Boeing 747. At $500 million, the former commercial Pan Am passenger airliner comes with a 17-ton telescope, an oversized window in the fuselage, and a cabin full of instruments carefully studying the view. SOFIA is the world's largest airborne observatory. Read more: http://www.sofia.usra.edu/

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