As a space science dweeb since I was a kid, I still react like one when I see things like this.
This…is SOFIA, which stands for something, something, something, etc., because NASA loves it a good acronym.
SOFIA is a 747 passenger jet that NASA has turned into a flying telescope, complete with a monstrous door that opens mid-flight when the plane gets to working altitude, which happens to be in the stratosphere. No big deal.
Make sure those tray tables are up and those seat belts are fastened!
Mind blowing stuff. Also, the NASA guy in the video doesn’t look like a scientist at all…
Read the story and see the video HERE.