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Matt Molnar
10-14-2011, 02:58 PM
NASA's SOFIA Telescope, a Boeing 747SP outfitted to spy on deep space from the upper atmosphere, will be open for free tours on Saturday, October 15th at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.

Admission is free but tickets are required, see here: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/events/2011/sofia.html

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/images/content/254784main_ED07-0237-16c_946-710.jpg

megatop412
10-14-2011, 03:27 PM
Dang it, my one chance to go inside an SP and the thing has to be all the way out in CA. I was hoping to add another notch to the belt having been on a -100, a -200F, and a -400

gonzalu
10-14-2011, 08:50 PM
Holy cow, that would be SWEET!!! Too bad I can't go :mad:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzrlEPIkltM

Gerard
10-15-2011, 08:11 AM
Holy cow, that would be SWEET!!! Too bad I can't go :mad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzrlEPIkltM

Holy BLEEP!!! How friggin cool is that plane? :cool::biggrin:

cancidas
10-15-2011, 09:14 AM
man i really, really, really wish there was more than just a day's notice id've flown out there if i could just for that!!

Zee71
10-15-2011, 10:54 AM
Wow........very impressive! Wish I had a telescope like that in the back yard for spotting.

Gerard
10-15-2011, 10:59 AM
Wow........very impressive! Wish I had a telescope like that in the back yard for spotting.

In your attic and have the roof slide open!! :smile:

cancidas
10-15-2011, 12:20 PM
In your attic and have the roof slide open!! :smile:

if you're serious i could build that for you for a decent price!