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SOFIA Soars at Sunset
June 20, 2012
 

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy – SOFIA – lifts off from Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., at sunset on July 15, 2011. NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy – SOFIA – lifts off from Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., at sunset on July 15, 2011. The flying observatory is currently undergoing major upgrades to its cockpit avionics and mission control systems before resuming astronomical science missions later this year. (NASA /Carla Thomas). › View Larger Image
 

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