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Shuttle Carrier Aircraft begins final journey to Space Center Houston - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

September 28, 2016

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft begins final journey to Space Center Houston

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:00 am

HOUSTON — Friendswood resident Frank Marlow, 75, stood in the sun at Ellington Field on Monday and watched the fuselage of the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft he flew for 18 years being hauled by a trailer en route to its final resting place at Space Center Houston.

The first time Marlow saw the plane years ago was on a dark, clear morning about 3 a.m. He said he walked around the hanger and saw the shuttle on top, lit up by lights.

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