Aviation Photo #1990553 Boeing 747SP-21 - NASA/DLR

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NASA and DLR (German Aerospace Center) worked together to create SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). Here you can see the counterweight and the instrumentation section of the world's largest airborne telescope. The telescope itself is located behind the pressurized bulkhead.
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    Dennis Muller - Aviagraphy
    NASA/DLR
    Boeing 747SP-21
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing
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    N747NA
    Cologne / Bonn (- Konrad Adenauer / Wahn)
    Germany
    September 18, 2011
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