AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
To Doug Baker at NASA For Sending Me These Wonderful Photos!
Photo taken at NASA’s
Ames Research Center, near San Francisco, in 1994. During this time the DC-8-72
was Registered N717NA. Some people have wondered why the change in Registration
from N717NA to N817NA? The Answer is – each of NASA’s Centers has it’s own
number. The Ames Center is #7 & thus the N717NA
Registration Number. When the DC-8 was reassigned to NASA’s Dryden Center
in California’s Mojave Desert, which is #8, the Registration Number was changed
The NASA DC-8-72
Cruising Over The California Hills & Desert.
Another Great Photo
of the NASA DC-8 Flying Over The Snowy Mountains
View from Above
The NASA Eight Flying Over The California Desert
Taken in July 2004
from a Lockheed P-3 while flying at 500 feet (mean sea level) over New England.
These aircraft were flying in formation which is a bit slow for the DC-8 but
it is a very versatile airplane!
The Beautiful ‘8’
in an Icy Morning Takeoff at Kiruna, Sweden (In the Swedish Arctic).
An Equally Beautiful
Takeoff in the Evening from Kiruna, Sweden.
Finally & Most Importantly, Here is the Flight Crew For the NASA DC-8-72.
Courtesy of & Many Thanks To NASA & Doug Baker
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