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SOFIA Observatory Conducts Checkout Flight

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SOFIA Observatory Conducts Night Checkout Flight

This spectacular video captures NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy as it flew a nighttime checkout flight over northern and central California the first week of March 2013. The flight conducted verification and validation of aircraft and telescope systems in preparation for instrument commissioning and the Cycle 1 astronomy flights scheduled for spring 2013.

Credit: NASA

Source: NASA - Multimedia

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