April 01, 2020
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News in brief BANGOR: NASA RESEARCH PLANE LANDS AT BIA A WB-57

Canberra, a high-altitude research plane operated by NASA, landed Thursday evening at Bangor International Airport and took off Friday morning, Maj. Debbie Kelly, community manager for the Maine Air National Guard base, said Friday. “It came here from overseas and stayed overnight,” she said. Guard crews assisted by moving the plane for the pilots, who were dressed in pressurized suits, she said. The former U.S. Air Force plane, one of two in the world, is part of the NASA WB-57 High Altitude Research Program and is based at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Both aircraft have been flying research missions since the early 1960s, and were acquired by NASA in 1972.


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