NASA to ground SOFIA flying observatory mission for good

NASA’s flying observatory will lift off for the final time later this year.

Following a zero-funding allocation in the White House’s 2023 federal budget request in March, NASA and its partners at the German Aerospace Center (known by its German acronym, DLR) said they have agreed to close out operations of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) assignment.

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