Ohio opens shuttle exhibit in Air Force museum

Space Shuttle Endeavour rolls to launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center January 6, 2010 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Matt Stroshane, Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour rolls to launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center January 6, 2010 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Matt Stroshane, Getty Images)
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Updated: 2/13 11:01 pm

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — After a failed bid to get a retiring shuttle years ago, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Ohio is ready to launch a mock-up space shuttle exhibit.

According to The Dayton Daily News, the walk-through exhibit opens Feb. 26 and will allow visitors a peek at a cockpit and a cargo bay.

Cindy Henry, the museum aerospace educator says the display built around a cockpit simulator is the size of a real shuttle.

The NASA space shuttle trainer acquired by the museum in 2012 was used by astronauts to prepare for shuttle missions, which includes an engine, tail section and a payload bay with a satellite.

By 2016, it's expected to be part of a sprawling hangar gallery.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com




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