The SOFI Atelescope just embarked on its last flight.

The world’s largest flying observatory is entering retirement

SOFIA, a joint project of NASA and the German Space Agency at DLR

The aircraft is maintained and operated by NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center Building 703, in Palmdale, California.

SOFIA was a mission of discovery, revealing unseen and sometimes unseeable parts of our universe

In 2019, SOFIA detected the first type of molecule ever formed in the universe for the first time.

SOFIA Target was gathering data to study the Moon, planets, stars, star-forming regions, and nearby galaxies

SOFIA found modern helium hydride 3,000 light-years away.

Magnetic fields affect many astrophysical phenomena, and SOFIA has taught us a lot about them

Sofia Mission To Achive Was

Discovery of Water on Sunlit Portion of Moon, Star Is Born or Not and Revealing the Magnetic Universe

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy