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This inflight photo was taken during the first flight of the NASA and German Aerospace Center SOFIA airborne infrared observatory 747SP on April 26, 2007

Carla Thomas2007-04-26

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Christened "Clipper Lindbergh" when it flew for Pan American Airways in the 1970s, the SOFIA 747SP shows evidence of modification to its aft fuselage contours to accommodate a 16-foot-tall opening for a 45,000-pound infrared telescope. This inflight photo was taken on SOFIA's first flight since its modification to become an airborne observatory.

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  • Title: This inflight photo was taken during the first flight of the NASA and German Aerospace Center SOFIA airborne infrared observatory 747SP on April 26, 2007
  • Creator: NASA/Carla Thomas
  • Date Created: 2007-04-26
  • Location: AFRC
  • Rights: AFRC
  • Album: mgmurph1

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