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NASA space shuttle replica Explorer takes a scenic boat ride to Houston

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Take a look at the NASA space shuttle replica Explorer as it takes a boat ride from Florida to Texas.

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space shuttle explorer nasa

The Explorer may have never lifted off into the into the skies like so many other space shuttles (not even on the back of a 747 like the Enterprise), nor was it ever used to train NASA's finest astronauts, but it did take a nice unscathed boat ride across the Gulf of Mexico last week. The full-scale replica went on an eight-day trip from its previous residence at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Orlando, Florida to its new permanent home near the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. For look at Explorer's journey to Texas, take a look at the video below.