NASA Super Guppy Makes Special Delivery
NASA’s Super Guppy, a wide-bodied cargo aircraft, landed at the Redstone Army Airfield near Huntsville, AL, on March 26, 2014, with a special delivery: an innovative composite rocket fuel tank. The tank was manufactured at the Boeing Developmental Center in Tukwila, WA. It was unloaded from the Super Guppy, which has a hinged nose that opens and allows large cargos like the tank to be easily unloaded. After removal from the Super Guppy, it was inspected and prepared for testing at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. The composite tank project is part of the Game Changing Development Program and NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate.