Aviation Photo #1842734: Boeing 747SR-46(SCA) - NASA


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  • Suresh A. Atapattu
    NASA
    Boeing 747SR-46(SCA)
    Boeing 747SR
    Boeing 747SR
    Boeing
    20781
    221
    N911NA
    Houston - Ellington Field (AFB)
    Texas
    USA
    October 24, 2010
  • 130

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January 02, 2011
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The top cabin space on the SCA is very sparsely decorated. The wallpaper is still JAL from the 80s. The aircraft is stripped to save weight.It was purchased from JAL and transformed by Boeing to this very unique role. Initially, NASA only had one such aircraft but post Challenger the recommendation was made to acquire a second back up aircraft. At the end of the program, this aircraft is planned to be cannibalized for spare parts to keep the NASA SOFIA 747SP and N905NA (the ex AA SCA) flying.
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