Ladies and Gentlemen,
We present the first article in a series dedicated to the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. The article is serialized due to length.
“NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft – the Titans of the Space Shuttle Program” PART I
On a side note: the last flying aircraft, N905NA, was relocated to Ellington Airfield in Houston,TX in late October 2012. It is expected that this will be her final retirement location. Her engines will be shipped back via land to Palmdale and NASA SOFIA (if nothing else changes).