Shuttle replica sailing to Houston

May 25, 2012 5:56:59 AM PDT
Houstonians are still upset that Space City will not be getting a retired shuttle, but a shuttle mock-up is on its way to the Johnson Space Center.

The 123-foot replica known as the Explorer was loaded onto a barge in Cape Canaveral Thursday.

It is scheduled to arrive in Galveston Bay on June 1.

The Seabrook-Kemah Bridge will be closed for 30 minutes on that date to allow the barge carrying the replica into the Clear Lake Channel.