In 2016, Independence Plaza presented by Boeing opened to the public! In celebration of Independence Plaza’s fifth anniversary, take our monthly quiz to test out your knowledge of this landmark exhibit!
What day did Independence Plaza open to the public?
Independence Plaza opened to the public on Jan. 23, 2016.
What is the largest intact artifact on display from the Space Shuttle Program?
The largest intact artifact on display from the Space Shuttle Program is the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) NASA 905 on display at Independence Plaza.
How many miles did Independence travel by barge from Kennedy Space Center to get to Space Center Houston?
Independence traveled 1,275 miles by barge from Kennedy Space Center to Space Center Houston!
How long was the SCA's career (spanning commercial and NASA service)?
NASA 905's career spanned 42 years of service as both a commercial airliner and NASA SCA!
Which of the following is an artifact you can see at Independence Plaza?
You can see all of these artifacts in Independence Plaza!
True or False? Independence Plaza is the only place you can see a shuttle replica mounted on top of the SCA that you can walk into?
Independence Plaza is the only place in the world where you can see a high-fidelity shuttle replica in piggyback formation atop the SCA, where the public can walk inside both.
How many times did NASA 905 carry a space shuttle?
NASA 905 carried shuttles 223 times, amassing 11,017 flight hours!
True or False: The reassembled SCA at Independence Plaza is flight certifiable.
True! The reassembled SCA is flight certifiable!
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