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Posted by Laura Nuttall on April 07, 2014
SOFIA is a highly modified Boeing 747SP jetliner fitted with a 100-inch (2.5-meter) effective diameter telescope and collects data in the infrared spectrum from altitudes between 39,000 and 45,000 feet (for more information on SOFIA see the official website). Jean flew with the SOFIA team twice during March 2014 and was thrilled with her experience.
Watch the video of Jean's adventure by clicking the image below: