The barge transporting the high-fidelity space shuttle model begins the journey from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Johnson Space Center's visitor center in Houston. Seen in the background is Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building.
The model was built in Apopka, Fla., by Guard-Lee and installed at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in 1993.The model has been parked at the turn basin the past five months to allow the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to begin building a new facility to display space shuttle Atlantis in 2013. For more information about Johnson’s visitor center, called Space Center Houston, visit http://www.spacecenter.org. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann