NASA and Samaritans Purse DC-8 aircrafts parked on the ramp in front of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Building 703.
Credits: NASA Photo / Lauren Hughes

NASA has once again joined forces with the community in the continuing effort to fight COVID-19.

The agency provided specialized ground support on Jan. 11 for Samaritan’s Purse, enabling the aid organization to land their DC-8 cargo jet at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Building 703 in Palmdale, California.

The Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 arrived early Monday with supplies to aid in Los Angeles County’s Emergency Field Hospital that will expand capacity to care for COVID-19 patients at Antelope Valley Hospital. The aircraft is specially configured to carry up to 84,000 pounds of cargo and 32 passengers in support of international relief efforts.

NASA also operates a highly modified Douglas DC-8 as a flying science laboratory in support of the agency’s Airborne Science program. NASA’s DC-8, based at Armstrong, is flown to collect data for experiments in support of projects serving the world’s scientific community.

While there are few operational DC-8’s left in the world, the arrival resulted in a rare visual, as these two aircraft met on the same flight line.

To learn more about NASA’s response to coronavirus, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/coronavirus


NASA和撒马利亚人资助的DC-8飞机停NASA阿姆斯特朗飞行研究中心703号楼前的斜坡上。
影像来源:NASA Photo/Lauren Hughes

美国国家航空航天局(NASA)再次与社区一道,继续努力抗击COVID-19。

1月11日,该机构为撒马利亚人的资助项目提供了专门的地面支持,使该援助组织能够将其DC-8货机降落在美国宇航局位于加利福尼亚州帕姆代尔的阿姆斯特朗飞行研究中心703号楼。

撒马利亚人资助的DC-8飞机于周一早上抵达洛杉矶县紧急野战医院,提供救援物资。该医院将扩大对羚羊谷医院COVID-19患者的救治能力。这架飞机经过特殊配置,可搭载多达84,000磅的货物和32名乘客,以支持国际救援工作。

NASA还运营着经过改装的道格拉斯DC-8,作为飞行科学实验室,以支持该机构的机载科学计划。NASA位于阿姆斯特朗的DC-8飞机正在收集数据进行实验,以支持服务于全球科学界的项目。

虽然世界上还在运行的DC-8飞机已经很少了,但由于这两架飞机在同一条航线上相遇,飞机的着陆带来了罕见的视觉效果。

要了解更多关于NASA应对冠状病毒的信息,请访问:

https://www.nasa.gov/coronavirus

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