Shuttle Artifact Travels The St. Johns River

Apr 26, 2013

The tank travels through St. Augustine
Credit Phillip Whitley / St. Augustine Record

Some unique cargo made its way down First Coast waterways today.

A giant, orange external fuel tank from NASA's space shuttle program passed through the area en route from Kennedy Space Center to Green Cove Springs. The fuel tank and other space shuttle artifacts will eventually make their way to the Wing of Dreams Aviation Museum in Keystone Heights. NASA has more about the trek on its website.

The Florida Times Union reported that the fuel tank was towed through the St. Augustine Bridge of Lions Friday Morning.

Kennedy Space Center tweeted that the tank was scheduled to be in downtown Jacksonville this evening.

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