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Space Shuttle Orbiter Full Fuselage Trainer

Space Shuttle Orbiter Full Fuselage Trainer
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Seen in Building 9, the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, on November 10, 2010.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Leaves El Paso (NASA, Space Shuttle, 6/2/09)

Space Shuttle Atlantis Leaves El Paso (NASA, Space Shuttle, 6/2/09)
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The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 747 that will piggyback Atlantis to Kennedy Space Center bathes in the light of a desert sunrise, awaiting take-off from Biggs Army Air Field at El Paso. The ferry flight is heading to Kelly Field at Lackland, near San Antonio, Texas. It should get in there at about 9:00 local time. (Yep, Texas is really so big that they need two stops to get across it.) It will refuel and then continue on to Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, Mississippi.

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In the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the National Air & Space Museum.

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Space Shuttle Homecoming Perspective

Space Shuttle Homecoming Perspective
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The dry lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base. (ground shots)

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Space Shuttle Discovery & TDRS

Space Shuttle Discovery & TDRS
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Shuttle Atlantis Flies From California to El Paso (NASA, Space Shuttle, 6/1/09)
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From the Shuttle Ferry Blog:

"Here we are, deep the heart of Texas. Okay, maybe not geographically the heart of Texas, but close enough. We landed at Biggs Army Airfield near El Paso, Texas. The flight seemed really quick and I’ll tell you something, flying with NASA pilots beats flying commercial any day. These guys don’t mess around! If we’re banking left, we are BANKING LEFT!

The pathfinder plane that we were all flying in is a NASA C-9 airplane. We had the weather officers and quite a few from the shuttle team on board with us and we were flying about 100 miles in front of Atlantis and the SCA.

The inside isn’t necessarily plush, but they did pass out Fritos and soda!

Like I said, we’re in Texas at our first stop. We landed here at Biggs at 11:22 am MDT. The shuttle team now has meetings all afternoon where they’ll keep a close eye on the weather forecasts and plot out the rest of our route."

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Shuttle Atlantis Flies From California to El Paso (NASA, Space Shuttle, 6/1/09)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
From the Shuttle Ferry Blog:

"Here we are, deep the heart of Texas. Okay, maybe not geographically the heart of Texas, but close enough. We landed at Biggs Army Airfield near El Paso, Texas. The flight seemed really quick and I’ll tell you something, flying with NASA pilots beats flying commercial any day. These guys don’t mess around! If we’re banking left, we are BANKING LEFT!

The pathfinder plane that we were all flying in is a NASA C-9 airplane. We had the weather officers and quite a few from the shuttle team on board with us and we were flying about 100 miles in front of Atlantis and the SCA.

The inside isn’t necessarily plush, but they did pass out Fritos and soda!

Like I said, we’re in Texas at our first stop. We landed here at Biggs at 11:22 am MDT. The shuttle team now has meetings all afternoon where they’ll keep a close eye on the weather forecasts and plot out the rest of our route."

Credit: NASA

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Mineral Wells High School, Mineral Wells, Texas Historical Marker

Mineral Wells High School, Mineral Wells, Texas Historical Marker
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Mineral Wells voters approved a bond issue in 1913 to build a new high school, reflecting the community’s growth during the first decades of the 20th century. Contractor J. S. Murphy completed the construction in 1914, and the class of 1915, with 24 students, was the first to graduate. Enrollment increased over the years, and the class of 1953 was the last to graduate before the new high school was built. This building, featuring Mission Revival style parapets and polychromatic brickwork along the roofline, served as a junior high and then an elementary school until 1973. Interior renovations for its new use as a community center began in 2001. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2001

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