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 Mission Fact
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a Boeing 747-SP aircraft that will carry a 2.5-meter telescope designed to observe the universe in infrared light. The world's largest airborne telescope, SOFIA will observe sites of star formation and the center of our galaxy in high detail. SOFIA is scheduled to begin operations in late 2005, and is expected to operate for at least 20 years.

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NASA's Broker program concluded in June 2007. For more information at NASA, go to or e-mail
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Current Projects Funded by SERCH

For the 2001-2002, 2003-2004, and 2005-2006 Funding Awards, you will find the awardees in alphabetical order by state. Individual project descriptions and contact information. If you wish to learn more about a project please view the project description and if you would like to find out how to get involved with a project please contact the listed contact(s). All grant monies flow through the project's respective state Space Grant office.
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2005 - 2006 Funding Awards


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