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Space shuttle replica gets its ‘Independence’ - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

October 26, 2016

Space shuttle replica gets its ‘Independence’

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 10:14 pm

WEBSTER — The Space Shuttle replica at Space Center Houston officially got its new name on Friday. 

Richard Allen, CEO of Space Center Houston, was joined by astronaut Clay Anderson for an unveiling of the replica’s new detailing that included the NASA logo and the Independence name.

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