Detail View: Dryden Image Gallery: Newly Coated SOFIA Mirror Assembly Returns for Reinstallation

Title: 
Newly Coated SOFIA Mirror Assembly Returns for Reinstallation
Creator: 
NASA
Description: 
September 17, 2008 Safely protected in its shipping crate, the telescope mirror assembly for NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, is carefully unloaded from an Air Force C-17 transport plane upon arrival at the NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif. on Sept. 17, 2008. The mirror had received its reflective coating at NASA's Ames Research Center's Mirror Coating Facility in late June, and is due to be re-installed in the SOFIA aircraft, a highly modified Boeing 747SP, in October. NASA photo by Tony Landis ED08-0234-11
Date: 
10/16/08
Identifier: 
283578main_ED08-0234-11_full
MediaType: 
Image
Year: 
2008
Where: 
Ames Research Center (ARC)
Where: 
Sofia