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A show of Independence: Space shuttle replica gets a big lift at Space Center Houston - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

July 30, 2016

A show of Independence: Space shuttle replica gets a big lift at Space Center Houston

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:30 pm

HOUSTON — With the help of a 440-ton crane, the space shuttle replica Independence lifted off Thursday morning and landed safely on the back of a historic shuttle carrier Boeing 747.

Hundreds of people woke up early to make it out to Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Pkwy, to watch 160,000-pound shuttle replica be mounted on the aircraft at about 8 a.m.

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