Bob Meyer, program manager of NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, highlights some of the technical features of the German-built infrared telescope mounted inside the SOFIA 747SP to members of the NASA Advisory Council during their tour of the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., Oct. 5. The council, which advises NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden on major agency programs and policy issues, toured NASA Dryden facilities in Palmdale and Edwards Air Force Base prior to their two-day quarterly meeting Oct. 6 and 7, 2010.

October 5, 2010
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