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Rick Mulheirn

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posted 04-28-2011 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody able to shed some light on the Pima Air & Space Museum and some of the exhibits on show?


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posted 04-29-2011 04:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some of NASA aircraft at Pima. It is well worth the visit.

Super Guppy:

KC-135 Vomit Comet:

My favorite, the Gulfstream GII:


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posted 12-23-2014 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jemmy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pima is a really great visit. The SR-71 is really impressive. Take a stroll outside and walk between amazing aircrafts. If you want to know more about the outside aircrafts hop on the tram and your tour guide will inform you of everything you see and need to know.


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From: Denver, CO
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posted 12-28-2014 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NB-52 "Balls 3" at the Pima Air & Space Museum, day after Christmas 2014:

We got there early, and I got some great unobstructed pics of their fantastic aircraft collection.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 12-29-2016 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space shuttle solid rocket booster arrives for display at Arizona museum

Visitors to the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona now only need to walk a short distance in order to get up close with a very large piece of space shuttle history.

In fact, they only need to go from the museum's parking lot to the walkway leading to the main entrance to encounter the 149-foot-long (45 meter) solid rocket booster that was delivered on Thursday (Dec. 29).

Gordon Eliot Reade

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posted 06-07-2022 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gordon Eliot Reade   Click Here to Email Gordon Eliot Reade     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently visited the Pima Air & Space Museum where I was wonderstruck by the number and variety of aircraft they had on display. However my favorite was the Aero Spacelines Super Guppy. It brought back memories.

When I was a boy my family and I drove from our home in Palo Alto to Disneyland. Along the way we stopped to stretch our legs just outside an Air Force base. On the other side of a chainlink fence was parked a Super Guppy in NASA livery. I had never seen anything like it before. To my young eyes it looked impossible. I asked my dad if it was a real airplane, if it really flew.

My dad replied that since it was parked at a military airport it must be real, but I couldn't quite believe it. Only four of those aircraft were built and so there's a one in four chance that the Museum plane was the one I'd seen as a boy all those years ago. The placard said that the Super Guppy was on loan from NASA. I suppose if the need arose NASA could restore the Guppy to airworthy condition.

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