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NASA - Palmdale City Officials Tour DAOF and SOFIA
October 17, 2008
 

SOFIA program manager Bob Meyer explains operation of SOFIA's telescope to Palmdale city officials.
SOFIA program manager Bob Meyer explains operation of the observatory's telescope to Palmdale city councilman Thomas Lackey, Palmdale Aviation and Aerospace Commission chairman Vauneld Adams and Palmdale mayor James Ledford as NASA Dryden center director Kevin Petersen looks on. Palmdale city officials toured the newly established Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility adjacent to Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., on Feb. 19, 2008. NASA photo / Tom Tschida

Mayor James Ledford of Palmdale, Calif., and Steven Schmidt, director of the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, lead a group of Palmdale civic officials down the stairs after a tour of the SOFIA airborne observatory.
Mayor James Ledford of Palmdale, Calif., and Steven Schmidt, director of the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, lead a group of Palmdale civic officials down the stairs after a tour of the SOFIA airborne observatory. The highly modified Boeing 747SP housing a German-built infrared telescope was a highlight of their Feb. 19 tour of the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale. NASA photo / Tom Tschida

Steven G. Schmidt, director of the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif. (right), accompanies Mayor James Ledford of Palmdale as they exit the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.
Steven G. Schmidt, director of the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif. (right), accompanies Mayor James Ledford of Palmdale as they exit the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a highly modified Boeing 747SP housing a high-tech infrared telescope. The flying observatory was one of the highlights of a tour of the facility Feb. 19 for Mayor Ledford and other Palmdale city officials. NASA photo / Tom Tschida

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