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Endeavor who? Our space shuttle opens for viewing Nov. 10

You’ve seen the non-stop coverage of the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s arrival in Los Angeles: The hundreds of trees that were cut down, the long crawl to its new home. I’m surprised it wasn’t covered in graffiti by the time it got there.

None of that would have been necessary if NASA had given a space shuttle to the Museum of Flight, conveniently located next to Boeing Field. But what they did give to the museum is nothing to sneeze at: a full size replica trainer of a shuttle. And all you wanna-be astronauts can go inside for the

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Shuttle trainer lands at Museum of Flight on June 30

West Seattle-born NASA astronaut Greg Johnson will be returning to his home state June 30, but he’s bringing a little piece of NASA with him—the crew compartment of a full-scale space shuttle trainer. Johnson will pilot the cargo plane, NASA’s “Super Guppy,” carrying the shuttle cabin as it makes its way to its new home at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Though the shuttle is an identical model of a NASA orbiter, its June 30 flight will be about as close to space as it will ever get. The cabin has only been used as a training tool for NASA

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