Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

June 27, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Morning takeoff: NASA shuttle trainer headed to Seattle

At 7 a.m. Seattle time Wednesday, NASA’s Super Guppy cargo plane lifted off from Houston’s Ellington Field,  carrying the front section of the Seattle-bound crew compartment of the FFT — Full Fuselage Trainer.

The Super Guppy, making several stops along the way, is scheduled to arrive at Boeing Field about 11 a.m. Saturday, with a welcome ceremony outside the Museum of Flight planned for 11:45 a.m.

The FFT is a wooden mockup that was used to train shuttle astronauts at the Johnson Space Center.  The Museum of Flight had bid to host one of NASA’s four retiring space shuttles, but was given the FFT instead. More details here.

 

 

 

Comments | More in General news | Topics: shuttle

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►