View Full Version : Airborne Infrared Telescope Gets Another Chance

2006-Jun-16, 04:03 AM
During the recently announced NASA science cutbacks, several missions were cut or dramatically scaled back. One mission that was on the chopping block might be getting a second chance. The SOFIA mission is a powerful infrared telescope installed on a 747 airplane. It had recently been put on hold, but NASA officials announced today that they're continuing its development. Although this gives the mission some hope of return, NASA is still watching its budget carefully, and still hasn't fully committed to completing the mission.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/06/15/airborne-infrared-telescope-gets-another-chance/)