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NASA Armstrong Building 703 @ Palmdale
A new sign was recently erected at the entrance of NASA Armstrong's Building 703 in Palmdale, CA.
NASA Aircraft Based @ Building 703
NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is based at NASA Armstrong Building 703 in Palmdale and is the world's largest airborne astronomical observatory. The aircraft complements NASA’s space telescopes as well as major Earth-based telescopes. SOFIA features a German-built far-infrared telescope with an effective diameter of 100-inches (2.5 meters). The telescope weighs 19 tons (38,000 pounds) and is mounted in the rear fuselage of a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft...Read more