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Jun 28, 2012 11:43 |  #31

StaticMedia wrote in post #14643246 (external link)
Cool Link! Crazy what will fit in it. My aunt has worked with NASA on the shuttle program in FL since the 80's. I'll have to ask her if she has ever seen a guppy.

We have certainly used the Guppy to transport a lot of equipment to/from the Kennedy Space Center -- operating directly from the Shuttle Landing Facility -- so if your Aunt was working anywhere in that area, chances are good that she has seen the Guppy in action.


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Jun 28, 2012 21:56 |  #32

Do you have any shots of her opened up? That would be nice to see. BTW, these are great


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Jun 29, 2012 17:04 |  #33

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Do you have any shots of her opened up? That would be nice to see. BTW, these are great

Thanks Dave. I'm attaching some images that outline what is happening with this Guppy flight.

The Full Fuselage Trainer (FFT) is a full-scale (mostly plywood) mockup of the Space Shuttle orbiter fuselage -- minus the wings. The FFT has been used to train every Astronaut that has flown on the Space Shuttle. Now that the Space Shuttle Program has ended, the FFT has been disassembled and is being transferred (piece-by-piece) to the Seattle Museum of Flight for public display. The Guppy is currently carrying the Crew Compartment (nose) Section only.

The upper left image shows the initial disassembly of the FFT. The upper right image shows the Crew Compartment segment removed and "shrink-wrapped" for the flight to Seattle. (We built a special carrier to support and protect the segment inside the Guppy.) The remaining three images show the FFT segment+carrier being loaded into the Super Guppy.

I hope that helps.


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