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December 18, 1978
SUPER"GUPPY TO DELIVER SHUTTLE TRAINING EQUIPMENT TO JSC
One of the world's unique freiqht airplanes, the Super
Guppy, will be delivering a high-fidelity Shuttle Orbiter crew compartment
first time that the Super Guppy has ever been used for the delivery
of Space Shuttle equipment.
The crew mockup, a detailed model of the cockpit and living
quarters for NASA's Space Shuttle Orbiter, will be installed in one of
non-working version, weighs 24,000 pounds and was built by Rockwell
International, the prime contractor for the Space Shuttle Orbiter.
The Orbiter crew compartment mockup will be loaded on the
Super Guppy at Los Alamitos Naval Air Station, near Los Angeles, on
Tuesday morning and flown to Ellington with refueling stops scheduled
Guppy is expected to land at Ellington around 2 a.m. Wednesday.