NASA to Deploy Flying Laboratory in Around-the-World Greenhouse Gas Study
A DC-8 loaded with technology will take off on its 26-day research journey this summer
When it comes to research, NASA's DC-8 jetliner is the only way to fly.
The plane resembles a typical commercial airliner from the outside, except for the giant NASA logo on its tail. But inside, it's loaded with cutting-edge tools that will be used to study greenhouse gases during a 26-day journey this summer that will take its crew around the world.