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Super Guppy "Swallows" T-38s; Heads for El Paso

Movie Number   EM-0113-01
Movie Date   March 26, 2013
Formats   854 x 480, QuickTime Movie (27.9 MB)
960 x 540, QuickTime Movie (152.9 MB)
1280 X 720 QuickTime Movie (309.9 MB)
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Two NASA T-38 aircraft were swallowed whole by NASA's Super Guppy recently on Dryden Flight Research Center's back ramp. The Guppy then airlifted the two retired T-38s to El Paso, Texas, where they will be dismantled for parts to keep other T-38s flown by NASA's Johnson Space Center flyable. Only the T-38s' wingtips were removed to enable them to fit in the Guppy's 25-foot-wide cargo bay. This video includes a brief 15-second time-lapse compilation of the loading operations on NASA Dryden's aircraft ramp at the end. (Duration: 4:03)

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Keywords   NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Guppy, Super Guppy, T-38, Johnson Space Center

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