Space shuttle exhibit opens Saturday in Seattle

Space shuttle exhibit opens Saturday in Seattle

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NASA is taking apart a full-size mockup of the space shuttle to deliver it to Seattle’s Museum of Flight. The 120-foot long astronaut trainer will be broken into three segments. The engines will also be removed for delivery. It will be reassembled inside the Museum’s 15,500 square foot Space Gallery, which will open in June 2012. To learn more about the trainer, visit http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-111911a.html

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM

SEATTLE  -- The space shuttle trainer exhibit opens to the public Saturday at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The 100-foot trainer was used by space shuttle astronaut crews. It's displayed in the $12 million Charles Simonyi Space Gallery that opened earlier this year.

Visitors will be able to step inside the fuselage to feel what it was like to be in a shuttle.

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