The U.S. Coast Guard offers routine assistance to the barge transporting the high-fidelity space shuttle model through the lock at Port Canaveral. The model is departing NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for Space Center Houston, NASA Johnson Space Center’s official visitor center.
The model was built in Apopka, Fla., by Guard-Lee and installed at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in 1993. The model is expected to arrive June 1 in Houston and to be transported June 3 to Space Center Houston, its final destination, where it will become part of a unique display telling the story of the space shuttle’s achievements and the nationwide team that made them possible. For more information about Space Center Houston, visit http://www.spacecenter.org. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis