Museum of Flight welcomes space shuttle trainer



SEATTLE -  A space shuttle trainer landed at Boeing Field's Museum of Flight on Saturday.


The Space Shuttle Trainer Crew Compartment, aboard NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft, arrived in Seattle just before 12:30 p.m.


The trainer is a simulator that every space shuttle astronaut has used in training.


Museum of Flight  President and CEO Doug King was joined by Governor Christine Gregoire, Congressman Jim McDermott, astronauts Bonnie Dunbar, Greg Johnson, Janet Kavandi and pilots from the Super Guppy in welcoming the trainer, according to a museum spokesperson.


The trainer made its way from Sacramento, California to Boeing Feild.


KIRO 7 Eyewitness News has been tracking the trainer’s flight since it was loaded onto the Super Guppy in Houston, Texas last week.


The Museum of Flight has set up a page on its site to track the trainer’s flight.