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Space shuttle replica hoisted for landmark exhibit

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 00:40

The space shuttle replica Independence has been hoisted atop Space Center Houston's shuttle carrier aircraft, creating a monument to the shuttle program which will open to the public next year. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A large crane hoisted the shuttle replica Independence atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft at the Space Center Houston on Thursday (August 14). Crews began lifting the Independence at 8 a.m. The replica will stay atop the 747 permanently. The nonprofit Space Center Houston hopes to showcase the replica and the 747 in an eight-story exhibit. But first, the space center needs to raise $2.2 million more, which is needed to complete the exhibit. The money is part of its $12 million capital campaign.

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Space shuttle replica hoisted for landmark exhibit

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 00:40