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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).

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History

3/21/1996: US, Russia Begin Supersonic Transport Research

Today in Aviation, a US-Russian Joint Commission began technical interchange and research on supersonic transport technologies in 1996.

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Today in Aviation

Today in Aviation: US, Russia Begin Supersonic Transport Research

Today in Aviation, a US-Russian Joint Commission began technical interchange and research on supersonic transport technologies in 1996.

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Special Flights Traveler

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 flying infrared astronomy laboratory and flying infra-red telescope. http://airways.news/traveler/stargazing-sofia-747sp-part-one/ In Part two of Starhustling with SOFIA: […]

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Special Flights Traveler

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 flying infrared astronomy laboratory and flying infra-red telescope. Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is […]

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Special Flights Traveler

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 an AvGeek of course; I just tend to appreciate flight more at 30,000 feet rather […]

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