SOPHIA News


Mission Press Releases

  • NASA Flying Observatory Makes Observations of Jupiter Previously Only Possible from Space
    NASA HQ - Thursday, January 5, 2017
    Posted on: 1/6/2017 1:11:08 AM PDT

  • SOFIA Now Accepting Observing Proposals
    Ames Research Center - Monday, May 2, 2016
    Posted on: 5/2/2016 4:12:48 PM PDT

  • SOFIA Begins Fourth Year of Observations
    Ames Research Center - Monday, February 29, 2016
    Posted on: 2/29/2016 4:37:42 PM PDT

  • SOFIA Begins 2015 Southern Hemisphere Science Flights
    Ames Research Center - Friday, June 19, 2015
    Posted on: 6/19/2015 9:20:47 PM PDT

  • NASA's SOFIA Finds Missing Link Between Supernovae and Planet Formation
    Ames Research Center - Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Posted on: 3/19/2015 7:38:59 PM PDT

  • NASA's Airborne Observatory Begins 2015 Science Campaign
    NASA HQ - Thursday, January 15, 2015
    Posted on: 1/15/2015 3:33:26 PM PDT

  • OIG Report: NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
    NASA Office of Inspector General - Wednesday, July 9, 2014
    Posted on: 7/9/2014 2:17:06 PM PDT

  • NASA Begins Testing of New Spectrograph on Agency's Airborne Observatory
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, June 3, 2014
    Posted on: 6/3/2014 6:12:51 PM PDT

  • NASA Begins Search for Potential SOFIA Partners
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
    Posted on: 4/1/2014 9:22:24 PM PDT

  • NASA Observatory Selects Educator Teams for 2014 Science Flights
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, January 8, 2014
    Posted on: 1/8/2014 8:46:19 PM PDT

  • SOFIA Set to Begin Cycle 2 Astronomy Observations
    Ames Research Center - Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    Posted on: 11/6/2013 4:18:50 PM PDT

  • NASA's Sofia Investigates the Southern Sky from New Zealand
    Ames Research Center - Thursday, July 18, 2013
    Posted on: 7/18/2013 3:22:39 PM PDT

  • Educator Teams Fly on SOFIA Airborne Observatory
    NASA HQ - Thursday, February 21, 2013
    Posted on: 2/21/2013 9:36:39 PM PDT

  • NASA's SOFIA to Embark on New Cycle of Science Observations
    Ames Research Center - Thursday, August 30, 2012
    Posted on: 8/30/2012 11:40:21 PM PDT

  • NASA'S Sofia Featured In The Astrophysical Journal Special Edition
    NASA HQ - Monday, April 23, 2012
    Posted on: 4/23/2012 4:56:34 PM PDT

  • NASA Selects Science Instrument Upgrade for SOFIA Airborne Observatory
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Posted on: 4/18/2012 4:08:03 PM PDT

  • NASA's SOFIA Captures Image of Dying, Outflowing Star
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Friday, March 30, 2012
    Posted on: 3/30/2012 5:20:25 PM PDT

  • New Star Cluster W3A Images Captured by SOFIA Observatory
    Ames Research Center - Friday, January 13, 2012
    Posted on: 1/13/2012 6:06:47 PM PDT

  • Airborne Observatory Views Star Forming Region
    Universities Space Research Association - Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    Posted on: 11/23/2011 12:06:11 AM PDT

  • NASA's Airborne Observatory Views Stars Forming Region W40
    NASA HQ - Monday, November 21, 2011
    Posted on: 11/22/2011 1:41:53 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA ARC Solicitation: SOFIA Science and Mission Operations Support
    Ames Research Center - October 12, 2015
    Posted on: 10/12/2015 3:15:43 PM PDT

  • NASA ROSES-15 Amendment 23: D.12 SOFIA Third Generation Science Instrument
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - July 9, 2015
    Posted on: 7/9/2015 8:54:10 PM PDT

  • NASA Community Announcement: SOFIA Third Generation Science Instrument
    Goddard Space Flight Center - April 7, 2015
    Posted on: 4/7/2015 1:48:29 PM PDT

  • NASA OIG: SOFIA: NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
    NASA Office of Inspector General - July 9, 2014
    Posted on: 7/9/2014 2:08:08 PM PDT

  • NASA Release of SOFIA Cycle 3 Call for Proposals
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - May 27, 2014
    Posted on: 5/28/2014 1:24:17 AM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation: Community Announcement: Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy SOFIA
    NASA HQ - April 1, 2014
    Posted on: 4/1/2014 10:10:58 PM PDT

  • Release of SOFIA Cycle 2 Call for Proposals
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - May 8, 2013
    Posted on: 5/8/2013 5:58:59 PM PDT

  • Astronomy from the Stratosphere: NASA's SOFIA Mission
    Ames Research Center - March 6, 2013
    Posted on: 3/6/2013 8:21:31 PM PDT

  • NASA SOFIA Cycle 1 Call for Proposals
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - November 23, 2011
    Posted on: 11/24/2011 1:54:39 AM PDT

  • NASA Solicitation: Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
    Dryden Flight Research Center - October 10, 2011
    Posted on: 10/10/2011 2:59:03 PM PDT

  • NASA SALMON AO Amendment 9: Release of a solicitation for SOFIA Second Generation Instrument Investigations
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - June 24, 2011
    Posted on: 6/24/2011 2:12:02 PM PDT

  • NASA Draft AO for SOFIA Second Generation Instruments Released for Community Comment
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - January 9, 2011
    Posted on: 1/9/2011 6:32:47 PM PDT

  • Draft AO for SOFIA Second Generation Instruments Released for Community Comment
    NASA HQ - December 15, 2010
    Posted on: 12/16/2010 2:04:39 AM PDT

  • SOFIA Observatory Nearing 'First-Light' Astronomy Missions
    Ames Research Center - April 27, 2010
    Posted on: 4/27/2010 6:03:45 PM PDT

  • NASA OIG: Final Memorandum on Audit of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Program Management Effectiveness
    NASA Office of Inspector General - March 31, 2009
    Posted on: 3/31/2009 1:38:57 PM PDT

  • SOFIA call for participation in first-light science observations
    NASA Science Mission Directorate - June 2, 2008
    Posted on: 6/2/2008 9:03:50 PM PDT

  • NASA GSFC Solicitation: Notice of NASA Plans to Seek Additional Partners To Conduct Astronomical Observations Aboard SOFIA
    Goddard Space Flight Center - November 1, 2007
    Posted on: 11/1/2007 4:06:25 PM PDT

  • NASA DFRC Solicitation: Telescope Assembly Support
    Aerospatiale Matra - February 10, 2007
    Posted on: 2/10/2007 3:06:26 PM PDT

  • Memo From SOFIA Chief Engineer to NASA Chief Engineer Chris Scolese regarding SOFIA Technical Issues
    NASA HQ - March 3, 2006
    Posted on: 3/3/2006 3:51:04 PM PDT