Rise of Independence Will Create International Landmark
What: The massive space shuttle replica Independence will be lifted by a 282-foot-tall (86 meter) crane to its permanent home atop Space Center Houston's historic shuttle carrier aircraft. The "Rise of Independence" is a free public event to celebrate this historic moment. Rain or other inclement weather will postpone* the event.
(*Updates will be posted on both the center’s website, and Facebook page,)
Where: Space Center Houston Parking Lot, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058.
When: Thursday, Aug. 14. The lift will be at 8 a.m. A ceremony preceding the lift will begin at 7:15 a.m. with notable speakers.
Best Photo Ops
- The crane lifting and maneuvering the 160,000 lb. (72,600 kg) shuttle replica onto the historic SCA.
- Engineers and skilled crane personnel coordinating lift operations.
- The public, NASA and Space Center Houston representatives and government officials.
- The "Lift Crew" (a group of Houston-area music students) in hard hats, playing violins and leading the countdown.
Originally Posted on Brockway Realty LLC's Official Blog