Avatar2go wrote:News reports on the retirement state that NASA is looking for a "suitable permanent home" for SOFIA. It's been a popular platform, traveling around the world. There could be interest in Germany and New Zealand, apart from the US. I think it will be preserved somewhere. It made enough discoveries that an entire astronomy exhibit could be constructed around it.
cpd wrote:HARS in Wollongong, Australia, to go alongside the 747-400 they already have.
At least one of the HARS people used to fly on the 747-SP38 when it was still in service with Qantas. HARS would do it justice properly.
It is a very important piece of history and should be preserved.
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