Last year, officials at the Seattle Museum of Flight were disappointed to learn that the museum would not be receiving one of NASA’s retired space shuttles.
They looked on helplessly as shuttles landed at other museums in Florida, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and New York City.
However, it turns out space fanatics in Seattle won’t be snubbed altogether after all. The Museum of Flight will get a doozy of consolation prize this summer when NASA’s Full Fuselage Trainer lands in Seattle for good.
The Trainer is a full-scale mock shuttle that astronauts have used for practice missions since the 1970s.
And unlike the real deal shuttles, the Trainer will be open for visitors to explore. That means museum-goers will get to board the makeshift craft and sit where actual astronauts trained!
CC Flickr photo credit: David Herrera