Wings of Dreams to receive NASA artifacts
A big gift from NASA could launch the small town of Keystone Heights into the big time.
NASA announced today who will receive retired space shuttle orbiters and a variety of other old space artifacts. The Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum in Keystone Heights will get one of two soon- to- be retired space shuttle simulators, along with 30 other valuable artifacts.
Wings of Dreams Executive Director Captain Bob Oehl said, "There's only two of these in the world. We will have the only complete guidance and navigation simulator anywhere. That also replicates the exact training environment: the instructor stations all the silicon graphics computers. So people will have the experience to be able to come see what it was like to fly the space shuttle."
Every astronaut and recent US president has flown the simulator. The huge expense of dis-assembly and transport from Houston will be the responsibility of Wings of Dreams.
They plan to have the simulator arrive in North Florida in August.
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