This Is Where NASA's Lab-With-Wings Goes For Its Health-Check

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy—or SOFIA to its friends—is actually a laboratory with wings. And right now, it's getting its decadal inspection at the Lufthansa Technik hangar in Hamburg, Germany. » 2/13/15 3:30am 2/13/15 3:30am

This Boeing 747 Flies With a 15x14-Foot Door Wide Open

This is Sofia. Like the Italian actress, it will turn heads everywhere it flies. Not because of its cleavage, but because this Boeing 747 has a 15 by 14-foot door on it, which opens to reveal a 2.5-meter telescope. » 1/10/10 2:20am 1/10/10 2:20am