On 17 September SOFIA landed in Cologne for the first time ever.
The airborne observatory SOFIA will arrive at Cologne-Bonn Airport on Saturday 17 September 2011 at about 06:50 CEST. The aircraft will be one of the attractions during German Aerospace Day, which takes place on the following day. The flight from the United States to Germany can be followed live online from 19:10 CEST – learn how in this blog post.
Super nice photo courtesy @henningkrause: "There she is, the @SOFIAtelescope #SOFIA #SpaceTweetup #TdLR"
You can follow the flight of the NASA/DLR SOFIA aircraft across the Atlantic on its way to German Aerospace Day and the DLR/ESA Tweetup in Cologne, via FlightAware.com.
Follow @henningkrause in Twitter for updates on times for departure and arrival - he may even let us know how good (or bad?) the coffee is on board!