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Space shuttle replica docks in Houston lake, launches 'Shuttlebration'
[i]A full-scale replica of a NASA space shuttle came into dock on Friday (June 1), but rather than pull into an orbiting space station, it arrived at port in a Texas lake near the space agency's Houston space center.
The high-fidelity space shuttle mockup, which was known as "Explorer" for the 18 years it was at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, sailed into Houston's Clear Lake to a dock opposite the Johnson Space Center (JSC), where it will be offloaded for display.
"Though this is not a space flown orbiter," JSC director Michael Coats said, "it is the only one we know that is seaworthy."[/i]
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