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astrobock
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posted 12-16-2011 04:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrobock     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is this 1974 shuttle mockup on display anywhere?

garyd2831
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posted 12-16-2011 05:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or what about this mockup and its location?

Jim Behling
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posted 12-16-2011 07:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by astrobock:
Is this 1974 shuttle mockup on display anywhere?
That was in Downey until it was shut down.

space1
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posted 12-16-2011 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...and it is still in Downey, currently in storage.

E2M Lem Man
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posted 12-16-2011 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, when the plant closed in 1999 this first full scale space shuttle orbiter mockup was deeded to the city of Downey for a future facility by NASA.

It has a complete engine compartment with plumbing, a 1990 era flight deck and crew compartment with the toilet and bunk arrangement.

Over the years it received visits from President Reagan and England's Queen Elizabeth and was the first vehicle that all military payload specialists toured.

The second appears to be the 1:3 scale orbiter that was part of a shuttle stack that was built at the Downey facility in the mid-70's for shake and vibration tests. It is now owned by the Smithsonian.

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