HOUSTON--A space shuttle will be coming to Houston after all.
Actually, it’s a replica of an orbiter. The reproduction has been on display at the Kennedy Space Center since 1994, and when the decision was made to send the now-retired space shuttles to other areas, it also was decided that the replica would be put on display at Space Center Houston.
The reproduction was loaded onto a barge Thursday and is making its way across the Gulf of Mexico. Friday afternoon, it will navigate through the Clear Creek channel at Kemah, move across Clear Lake, then berth at the Johnson Space Center dock next to the Hilton hotel, 3000 NASA Parkway, in Nassau Bay.
The arrival of the replica will kick off what Space Center Houston is calling a "Shuttlebration Weekend."
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