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Nasa Super Guppy...Still Flying?

Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:39 pm

A news article recently mentioned that the Nasa Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer would be transported to Seattle in a Super Guppy sometime this coming spring. Is one still in active service? If so it will be an event worth watching.
 
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RE: Nasa Super Guppy...Still Flying?

Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:22 am

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RE: Nasa Super Guppy...Still Flying?

Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:32 am

What ever happened to the Airbus Guppies? I think that this last one is one of those.
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RE: Nasa Super Guppy...Still Flying?

Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:25 pm

Quoting rlwynn (Reply 2):
What ever happened to the Airbus Guppies? I think that this last one is one of those.

The Airbus Guppies were retired.

There's one in Toulouse (due to go in the new museum when it's complete).
There's one in Hamburg (the apprentices restored it and repainted it for the family days last year)

Not sure what happened to the others...
 
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RE: Nasa Super Guppy...Still Flying?

Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:05 pm

The current NASA Guppy was the last one built for Airbus. EADS bartered it to NASA in part exchange for launch services to ISS.
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RE: Nasa Super Guppy...Still Flying?

Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:38 pm

Quoting chuchoteur (Reply 3):

Quoting rlwynn (Reply 2)

Not sure what happened to the others...

There is one at Bruntingthorpe as well
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RE: Nasa Super Guppy...Still Flying?

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:38 am

Here is more info on the Guppys, Super Guppys, Mini Guppys, CL-44 Skymonsters, and Belugs, including the proposed but never built A-340 Super Buluga.

http://www.allaboutguppys.com/

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