Moving a shuttle mockup across Florida spaceport

The life-like space shuttle orbiter replica was hauled away from Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex to the barge dock adjacent to the Complex 39 press site on Sunday morning. "Explorer" as it is named will be shipped by sea to the Johnson Space Center's Space Center Houston tourism facility in the spring for display there.

KSC is clearing room at the Visitor Complex for the new building it will construct to display the retired space shuttle Atlantis.

Photo credit: Michael R. Brown for Spaceflight Now


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