Aviation Photo #5688479 Boeing 747SP-21 - NASA/DLR

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Who knows me well knows that my biggest dream as planespotter was to catch a Boeing 747SP, if possible an active one. So I paid a 24 hour visit to Stuttgart where I had the opportunity to see and photograph SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy), an ultra-rare airplane of NASA and German Aerospace Center (DLR) used as an airborne observatory with a telescope inside! On that day I was the happiest guy in the world!
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    Goncalo Guimaraes
    NASA/DLR
    Boeing 747SP-21
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing
    Boeing
    21441
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    N747NA
    Stuttgart (- Echterdingen)
    Germany
    September 20, 2019
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3.5K   Netherlands
22 days ago
Nice!
732   Portugal
22 days ago
Thank you airkas1!
22 days ago
Good catch! I was lucky enough to see a United and Pan Am SP at JFK when I was young.
732   Portugal
22 days ago
Those were the days, I guess! Cheers Beedo46!
England, United Kingdom
22 days ago
Nice! Very happy for you...
732   Portugal
22 days ago
Thanks concordeforever!
780   Cyprus
22 days ago
Hey Goncalo i can really feel what is like to get such a gem these days!!! Im really glad that you made it:-) / Stelios Ioannou
732   Portugal
22 days ago
Hello Stelios, thank you so much! It’s such a great feeling!
330   China
22 days ago
Congratulations on such wonderful catch!
732   Portugal
21 days ago
Thank you wuyeah!

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