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The Galveston County Daily News : Space

August 21, 2014

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A show of Independence: Space shuttle replica gets a big lift at Space Center Houston

HOUSTON — With the help of a 440-ton crane, the space shuttle replica Independence lifted off Thursday morning and landed safely on the back of a historic shuttle carrier Boeing 747.

  • icon Posted: August 14

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Shuttle replica to be hoisted to new home today
Posted: August 13, 2014

HOUSTON — At around 8 a.m. today the shuttle replica Independence will lift off and onto its permanent home with the help of a crane.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Space shuttle replica gets its ‘Independence’
Posted: July 25, 2014

WEBSTER — The Space Shuttle replica at Space Center Houston officially got its new name on Friday. 

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Public invited to ‘Rise of Independence’
Posted: July 23, 2014

HOUSTON — The public is invited to see a giant crane lift the space shuttle replica Independence to its permanent home atop Space Center Houston’s historic shuttle carrier aircraft on Aug. 14.

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Saturday 05/24/2014
Space advocates make pitch in D.C.
Posted: May 24, 2014

For the 23rd year, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and the Citizens for Space Exploration journeyed to Washington, D.C., to advocate for manned space exploration. 

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Wednesday 04/30/2014
Shuttle carrier aircraft arrives at Space Center Houston
Updated: April 30, 2014 - 8:22 am

Two days after it began its trek from Ellington field, the Boeing 747 Space Shuttle Carrier aircraft arrived at its final destination at Space Center Houston Wednesday morning.

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Tuesday 04/29/2014
Shuttle Carrier Aircraft begins final journey to Space Center Houston
Updated: April 29, 2014 - 5:45 am

HOUSTON — The Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft began it's journey from Ellington Field to its final resting place at Space Center Houston on Monday.

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People flock to see Shuttle Carrier Aircraft’s trip
Updated: April 29, 2014 - 6:23 am

HOUSTON — People gathered on the side of state Highway 3 on Monday night to see sections of the eight-story Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft inch their way toward Space Center Houston.

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Monday 04/28/2014
Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to begin trek to Space Center Houston
Updated: April 29, 2014 - 5:46 am

WEBSTER —The Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flew into Ellington Field for an air show. When it leaves today it will roll out in pieces.

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