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What happened to the NASA 747 ?

Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:07 pm

When the space shuttle program retired what became of the B747 taxi, is it museumed?

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Re: What happened to the NASA 747 ?

Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:17 pm

It's on display at Johnson Space Center in Houston along with the Space Shuttle trainer riding on it's back.
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Re: What happened to the NASA 747 ?

Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:19 pm

One of them is now at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, saw it last week as a matter of fact, they have an amazing exhibition where you can go inside both the shuttle and 747!

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Re: What happened to the NASA 747 ?

Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:22 pm

Yep, this worked out nicely for Houston. We were rather upset that Houston lost out on one of the original Orbiters and given this mockup trainer as a consolation prize of sorts by the folks at NASA. So we made Lemon-aide out of Lemons, not too shabby, imo. Unlike the original shuttles, both craft are completely accessible to the public, interactive and worth the visit.
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Re: What happened to the NASA 747 ?

Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:47 pm

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Re: What happened to the NASA 747 ?

Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:53 pm

NASA does not have the Shuttle carrier but https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N747NA the flying telescope is operating.
 
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Re: What happened to the NASA 747 ?

Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:59 pm

thomasphoto60 wrote:
Yep, this worked out nicely for Houston. We were rather upset that Houston lost out on one of the original Orbiters and given this mockup trainer as a consolation prize of sorts by the folks at NASA. So we made Lemon-aide out of Lemons, not too shabby, imo. Unlike the original shuttles, both craft are completely accessible to the public, interactive and worth the visit.


You guys have a full Saturn V, which is way cooler. Let others have a slice of the pie as well :)

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