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The Today File

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July 25, 2012 at 8:41 AM

NASA Super Guppy back in Seattle Thursday

NASA’s huge and odd-looking cargo plane, the Super Guppy, is due back in Seattle Thursday morning on the second of three trips to transport sections of NASA’s Full Fuselage Trainer.

Museum of Flight officials say the bubble-headed, retro-look Super Guppy, based in Texas, is due to arrive at Boeing Field about 10 a.m. Thursday.

The turboprop cargo plane, a heavily modified version of a 1957-vintage Boeing Stratocruiser, was a crowd-pleaser when it arrived June 30 carrying the front end of NASA’s Full Fuselage Trainer.

This week’s trip, and a third next month, will carry sections of the trainer’s cargo bay. The trainer, which had been at Houston’s Johnson Space Center since it was built in 1979, is being reassembled at its permanent home in Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Thursday’s unloading process can be watched from the parking lot of the museum, 9404 East Marginal Way S.

 

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