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NASA to Conclude Boeing 747SP SOFIA Mission

This fall, NASA will conclude operations of its modified Boeing 747SP, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).

Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is Reborn — Part Three

In Part One of Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is Reborn, we talked about the NASA program and its unique Boeing 747SP, originally built to carry passengers on ultra-long haul routes but is now used to carry the world’s only

Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is Reborn — Part Two

In Part One of Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is Reborn, we talked about the NASA program and its unique Boeing 747SP, originally built to carry passengers on ultra-long haul routes but is now used to carry the world’s only

Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is Reborn — Part One

I have a confession to make. I have never had much interest in astronomy or space, even to the degree that I avoid science fiction. I realize in many aviation circles, this makes me some sort of heretic. I am

1/30/1988: ‘Friendship One’ Sets Round-the-world Record

On this day in 1988, United Airlines 'Friendship One,' a Boeing 747SP, set a new round-the-world record, circling the globe in 36 hours, 54 minutes, and 15 seconds.

A Brief History of the Quadjet

Rediscover the four-engined commercial airliners that revolutionized the air travel industry.

10/28/1977: Pan Am’s Polar Flight around the World

A Pan Am Boeing 747SP flew to/from San Francisco International Airport via both poles on October 28–30, 1977.

Airways Top 10 Largest Passenger Aircraft

Airways ranks the top ten largest passenger planes still in service today.

8/17/1989: Qantas Operates Longest Nonstop Delivery Flight

Long before 'Project Sunrise', Qantas (QF) had already flown nonstop on the famous 'Kangaroo Route'.

The History of Commercial Flight: How Global Travel Took off

This is how commercial flights went from being exclusively for the wealthy to the mainstream and affordable option they are today.

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