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Mirror assembly is removed from the SOFIA aircraft.

The SOFIA telescope is maneuvered while scientists check data during nighttime operational testing.

Movie Number   EM-0095-25
Movie Date   November 13 2008
Formats   160x120 QuickTime Movie (1.7 MB)
320x240 QuickTime Movie (3.3 MB)
480x360 QuickTime Movie (5 MB)
640x480 QuickTime Movie (8.3 MB)
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This 46 second video clip shows the SOFIA telescope rotating in its cavity during nighttime operational testing at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility.

Keywords   747SP, mirror assembly, clean room, NASA and DLP German Aerospace Agency Engineers, 2.5 Meter SOFIA Telescope; modified 747, Edwards Air Force Base, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
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