Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Tulsa Air and Space Museum to receive NASA Space Shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer


Tulsa Air and Space Museum to receive NASA Space Shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer

TULSA, OK – The Tulsa Air and Space Museum announced they will receive a Space Shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer from NASA.

The full-size Space Shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer was used to train astronauts during the Shuttle Program.  The Shuttle Trainer is a high-fidelity life-size replica of the Shuttle nose, cockpit and crew compartment of a shuttle, and will be added to the Air and Space Museum’s NASA collection.  The Shuttle Trainer exhibit will host educational programs and be used for special and private events in and around the artifact.


"Tulsa is home to many innovative and talented individuals moving our country forward in space," said Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01). "The arrival of this Compartment Trainer at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum will introduce Oklahomans to an educational piece of aerospace history and inspire generations of engineers and astronauts to come. As a former aerospace engineer, I look forward to checking out the new exhibit for myself!"

Tulsa is no stranger to space exploration as many Space Shuttle and Apollo Mission components were manufactured in Tulsa.  Supporting the Air and Space Museum’s educational mission, the Shuttle Trainer exhibit will emphasize problem-solving concepts and inspire visitors to pursue career paths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as feeding the imagination of exploring space’s outer limits.  The Shuttle Trainer will honor those who designed, built and flew in American’s Space Shuttle Program and lends an exciting look into the future as humans pursue space exploration.

 To learn more about the Shuttle Trainer, visit tulsamuseum.org/shuttle

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