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More AAA Educators are preparing to fly on SOFIA to get students excited about #STEM! http://ow.ly/vRs0l
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RT @nasa: Great lunar #eclipse photos shared on our @Flickr group: http://flickr.com/groups/nasalun…  #bloodmooneclipse http://t.co/qWEMtzj3Po
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Watch: AAA educators return to Wisconsin ready to bring SOFIA flight experience to students. #STEM  
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Instrument switch: FIFI-LS is being installed on the telescope!
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RT @nasaames: guess when @NASALADEE will take the plunge around the moon after an extended science mission: http://t.co/wmwQEkOAbm
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Second EXES flight happening tonight! Follow our flight: http://ow.ly/vD2n3
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Our team captured photo of beautiful lunar #eclipse while preforming pre-flight tests last night.
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Climbing to observing altitude. #sunset
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Why observe in infrared? Images of #Orion in visible & #infrared illustrate how each give a different view of universe. #astronomy  
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Video: @UWMPlanetarium director and SOFIA AAA educator brings her SOFIA experience home http://ow.ly/vBXJs #STEM
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SOFIA is the world's largest airborne observatory.
Introduction
SOFIA is an extensively modified Boeing 747SP aircraft carrying a reflecting telescope with an effective diameter of 2.5 meters (100 inches).
Studying the universe at infrared wavelengths SOFIA is capable of making observations that are impossible for even the largest and highest ground-based telescopes.
SOFIA is an 80%/20% partnership of NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
SOFIA is based at NASA's Armstrong Science And Aircraft Integration Facility
in Palmdale, California. Its Science Center is located at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.