A photo tour of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

Long-time Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flight engineer, a NASA veteran since the late 1970s, Henry Taylor, gives a tour of the modified Boeing 747 jumbojet that will haul the space shuttle Discovery piggyback-style to the Smithsonian.

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Photo credit: Justin Ray/Spaceflight Now

Spaceflight Now's Steven Young interviews Henry Taylor.

Henry Taylor sits in the co-pilot seat for the interview.

The pilot's seat and consoles aboard the aircraft.

Taylor has been on ferryflights since the late 1980s.

The controls of NASA's original Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

Gauges and displays in the cockpit.

More front displays in the cockpit.

A closeup showing one of the 747's four engines.

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