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Mission and Vision
November 4, 2014

Armstrong's Mission

Advancing technology and science through flight.

Mission Elements

Perform flight research and technology integration to revolutionize aviation and pioneer aerospace technology.

Validate space exploration concepts.

Conduct airborne remote sensing and science missions

Support operations of the International Space Station - for NASA and the nation.

Armstrong's Vision

To fly what others only imagine.

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NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy - SOFIA - is framed by a spectacular rainbow following a winter storm that swept through Christchurch, New Zealand in mid-July 2013.
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NASA / Carla Thomas
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Page Last Updated: November 4th, 2014
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