NASA Retiring One Of The Last Stubby Boeing 747SPs In The Sky

Photo: NASA After eight years of operation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is soon to retire a unique piece of equipment and aviation history. NASA’s Boeing 747SP-based Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) flying telescope will be retired this year. SOFIA is the latest and largest generation of NASA’s infrared astronomy aircraft. It’s equipped …

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