Houston Now Home to Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

Houston Now Home to Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

Houston, you have a space shuttle …carrier aircraft. NASA’s original jumbo jet that was used to ferry the space shuttles around the country has landed at Ellington Field in Houston, where it is to stay.

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), referred to using its tail number, NASA 905, was most recently used to fly space shuttle Endeavour to Los Angeles in September. The 747 jetliner was seen by millions of people as it made its way from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to California, where it performed a scenic flyover of the state with the Endeavour riding piggyback.

For the complete story in collectSPACE.com, click here.

Updated: November 27, 2012 — 2:02 PM

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