Sunday, May 6, 2012

Space Shuttle Simulator Sent to Florida Museum

A piece of NASA history lands at Keystone Heights museum

Published: Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 8:20 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 8:20 p.m.

Capt. Bob Oehl, the co-founder of the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum at the Keystone Heights Airport, points out some to the features of the Space Shuttle Simulator, which was delivered to the museum Tuesday, April 24. Mike Potapow, a founding member of the museum, is at right. (Brad McClenny/Staff photographer)
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The Space Shuttle Guidance and Navigation Simulator, used to train astronauts for shuttle missions, has found a new home at the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum at the Keystone Heights Airport. Though it is not the same simulator his father used to help bring Apollo 13 safely back to Earth, it still holds significance in the space program. “We hope that the youth get another generation interested,” he said.
The large piece of aviation history completed its 900-mile journey in three semi trucks from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to the airport in Bradford County on April 24.



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