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Engage the "Tractor Beam" Scottie.
Phil Townrow
Haha who left the freight door open then.
tbone mews
Paratrooper robots? lol Green Light!
Lee Richey
New method of placing chem-trails?
john cook
At least now the bump in the front matches.
George Leaf
SOPHIA or the newer one?
serge LOTH
New clim????? I would like to know the turbulence in the rear...
No, sorry no 'new' Sophia. The Webb telescope completely subsumes her mission and goes literally light years beyond. This airframe has been steadily employed for close to thirty years now, and like many 747s, it is time to retire. This photo is NASA documenting her honorable stand-down process, which will culminate with her on static display in a major museum.
David Plummer
Sad to see that she was retired, but JWST blows away all of SOFIA's capabilities. The good thing is that she is being retired in my neighborhood at Pima Air and Space Museum.
Greg Byington
As stated above, SOFIA is now on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. Here is more info from the PASM website:

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