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NASA-DLR cooperation: from Cologne to the stars
The B-747SP "Sofia" aircraft is based at the German airport for six weeks
The airborne observatory (B-747SP aircraft) of the German Space Agency at DLR and the US space agency, NASA, landed yesterday at Cologne-Bonn Airport: from there, it will explore the night sky over Europe until 16 March.Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, "SOFIA", has been in scientific operation since 2013 and is used by about 50 international research groups. A unique component is the...
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