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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

http://www.747sp.com/NewsDetail.asp?id=52


Thought this might be of some interest for you. Its already 6 weeks ago, strange nobody has picked it up yet. Finally, after so many years, this 747SP ist ready for service, freshly painted in the (extremely boring) NASA-livery.

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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

That's great! I actually was expecting this to be news of that SOF was finally opening their new terminal, which appears complete but just sits idle why passengers use busses to/from the aircraft.

Steve


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

Good deal, indeed.

IIRC, there was some speculation that the SOFIA program would be canceled in 2005-2006 due to budget constraints and lingering technical problems.

I do agree that NASA paint jobs are extremely boring, and it wouldn't hurt them to hire a graphics artist once in a decade to keep things contemporary. God knows they could get enough ideas from the public...


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

Quoting NA (Thread starter):
strange nobody has picked it up yet

I think I saw a thread about this (or it might be the report) about a week ago. But great that the SOFIA project lives, and the 747SP has another valuable role for contributing to science instead of being scrapped.



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