|Shuttle replica hoisted atop jumbo jet in Houston|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
HOUSTON — Crews used a massive crane Thursday to hoist a replica of a space shuttle to its new home atop a modified jumbo jet at Space Center Houston.
The replica named Independence was eased on top of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, and workers began securing the pair for a new $12 million exhibit at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
The old Boeing 747 formerly transported shuttles piggyback to Florida following flights. Visitors will be allowed to enter both vehicles when the permanent exhibit opens in 2015.
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