The Ghost Space Shuttle: NASA Ship in Houston for Every Mission

For 30 years, every time a space shuttle has flown, so has OV-095, the ghost orbiter. You've probably never heard of it, but in its way it has been as important as Atlantis or Endeavour. It sits inside a nondescript building at the Johnson Space Center here in Houston. The group that runs it has an acronym -- SAIL, short for Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory. OV-095 has never left the ground and never will, but it has the same cockpit, the same computers and the same wiring as the...Full Story
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