Sunday, December 18, 2011

Science Center to exhibit space shuttle external fuel tank

Sapce shuttle with external fuel tank The California Science Center has won a new companion exhibit to the space shuttle Endeavour: the shuttle's external tank and twin solid rocket boosters.
The tank –- the orange cylindrical structure affixed to the shuttle's belly at launch –- and twin solid rocket boosters had been displayed at the Kennedy Space Complex visitors center, officials told The Times last week.
When the shuttle exhibit is assembled next year, it will be a challenge to ship the external tank from Florida. It is typically moved by barge, meaning it might have to be transported through the Panama Canal, said California Science Center President Jeffrey N. Rudolph.



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