The SOFIA Mission Is Ending, but Its Legacy Will Be Long Felt

The SOFIA Mission Is Ending, but Its Legacy Will Be Long Felt

A view of SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy).Photo: NASA/Jim Ross This past April, NASA and its partners at the German space agency announced the end to the SOFIA mission. The modified Boeing 747SP jumbo jet is being retired after eight years of service, but its scientific contributions cannot be overstated. In honor of this … Read more