Lead pilot David Nils Larson talks to Mark Broadbent about NASA’s latest X-plane, the X-59 Quesst
NASA has announced a partnership with Boeing to design, build and fly a brand-new large-scale airliner.
NASA’s iconic Boeing 747SP made significant contributions to our study of the cosmos, but budgetary constraints have brought its mission to a premature end. In part two of this feature, Bernd Sturm recounts his recent experience stargazing with SOFIA.
In the April 2015 issue of ‘Aviation News’ Charles Kennedy detailed the extraordinary Guppy aircraft based on the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser and military C-97s, which as well as hauling outsize cargo, once played an important role in NASA’s quest to get a man on the Moon
It’s no ordinary jumbo, but despite its unique capability of providing a window to the cosmos and beyond, NASA will shortly retire its unique Boeing 747 SOFIA flying observatory. Mark Broadbent reports