Seattle, WA -- A flyover for a super guppy is a once in a lifetime site for most aviation buffs. But one particular NASA plane is a carrying a bit of history to a new home in Seattle.
The guppy brought the first piece of the space shuttle trainer to the Museum of Flight.
Originally, the museum wanted a retired space shuttle.
After a dramatic landing, the super guppy pulled up to the museum where thousands waited for their first glimpse of the space race artifact.
The full fuelsolodge trainer is the exact replica of the inside of a space shuttle and what every space shuttle astronaut trained on before going into space.
At a ceremony before opening up the odd looking cargo plane, local astronaut and West Seattle graduate Gregory Johnson shared some memories of his training in the unit.
For example, a crash landing on the runway, and you would have to get yourself out in your spacesuit, out the top
Space programs fans said the arrival more than lived up to the hype.