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What is a Super Guppy?

Posted in art and design, neato, videos with tags , , , , on May 19, 2009 by absurddelight
Super Guppy, aka Boeing 377 SGT

Super Guppy, aka Boeing 377 SGT

So sometimes NASA needs to fly some really really really big sh!t around the country, and a super guppy is the answer. Check out that cargo bay.

Photo: NASA

Photo and assorted mumbo jumbo all straight from NASA

The B-377SGT Super Guppy Turbine evolved from the 1960s-vintage Pregnant Guppy, Mini Guppy and Super Guppy, used for transporting sections of the Saturn rocket used for the Apollo program moon launches and other outsized cargo. The various Guppies were modified from 1940’s and 50’s-vintage Boeing Model 377 and C-97 Stratocruiser airframes by Aero Spacelines, Inc., which operated the aircraft for NASA.

Here’s a video and links for you aspiring aviators to explore. Continue reading

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