The Space Shuttle Discovery, piggybacked atop a modified Boeing 747, touches down on Kennedy Space Center’s Runway 33 Tuesday morning Sept. 27, 1994. Discovery landed last week at Edwards Air Force Base in California after being waved off an attempted landing at Kennedy Space Center. NASA prefers to land the shuttle in Florida saving turn around time and about $1,000,000.
The Space Shuttle Discovery, piggybacked atop a modified Boeing 747, touches down on Kennedy Space Center’s Runway 33 Tuesday morning Sept. 27, 1994. Discovery landed last week at Edwards Air Force Base in California after being waved off an attempted landing at Kennedy Space Center. NASA prefers to land the shuttle in Florida saving turn around time and about $1,000,000. AP/CHRIS O'MEARA File photo
The Space Shuttle Discovery, piggybacked atop a modified Boeing 747, touches down on Kennedy Space Center’s Runway 33 Tuesday morning Sept. 27, 1994. Discovery landed last week at Edwards Air Force Base in California after being waved off an attempted landing at Kennedy Space Center. NASA prefers to land the shuttle in Florida saving turn around time and about $1,000,000. AP/CHRIS O'MEARA File photo
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Throwback Thursday: A 747, Wichita and the space shuttle

December 29, 2016 11:26 AM

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