NASA’s 2023 budget request cancels SOFIA flying observatory

NASA’s flying observatory is on the chopping block again.

The White House’s 2023 federal budget request, which was released on Monday (March 28), allocates no money to NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a modified Boeing 747 jet equipped with an 8.2-foot-wide (2.5 meters) telescope.

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