SOFIA landed at its operations base in Palmdale, Calif. at 3:20 p.m. local time, Sunday, Dec. 14, after a five-month heavy maintenance visit to the Lufthansa Technik facility in Hamburg, Germany.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR)'s (English version) web feature regarding SOFIA's departure from Hamburg on December 14, plus the farewell-to-SOFIA media event held November 21 in Hamburg that included speeches by NASA officials, can be viewed here.
For More Information
For more information about SOFIA, visit:
NASA SOFIA website • DLR website
For information about SOFIA's science mission and scientific instruments, visit:
SOFIA Science Center website • DSI website