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SOFIA Aloft
SOFIA Aloft

An F/A-18 mission support aircraft shadows NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, 747SP during a functional check flight Dec. 9, 2009. The flight included an evaluation of the aircraft's systems, including engines, flight controls and communication.

Image Credit: NASA/ Jim Ross
 

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