Why Did NASA Take On A Douglas DC-8?

The Douglas DC-8 is an incredibly rare aircraft to spot in the skies these days. We reported on a unit performing a cargo service recently, which surprised many readers. However, there is also another one performing critical missions with the one and only NASA. This plane is over five decades old but it is still heavily relied on.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://simpleflying.com/why-did-nasa-take-on-a-douglas-dc-8/
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This is worth a read.

That’s a lot of scientific equipment!

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