Centennial Airport Crew Guiding Space Shuttle To Final Destination
CENTENNIAL, CO – Signature Flight Support APA, a fixed base operator (FBO) at Centennial Airport, has been selected as the special tow team that will guide Space Shuttle Discovery from Dulles Airport to the nearby Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
“This is a well-deserved, one-of-a-kind honor for Signature’s hard working personnel at Centennial Airport,” said Robert Olislagers, Executive Director of Centennial Airport. NASA selected Signature to perform the historic tow, and the Centennial team earned the honor by winning a competition among the company’s 65 North American locations based on safe towing policies, photos, and video submissions. Troy Dutenhoeffer, Scott Leszczak, and Ben Pardini comprised the Signature Flight Support APA team.
Space Shuttle Discovery arrived at Dulles International Airport yesterday. Discovery was used in 27 space missions; a record for the space shuttle program. The Signature team will tow Discovery the last leg of its historic final voyage on Thursday, April 19th. The team will move the shuttle from Dulles to the nearby Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, an extension of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. Discovery will replace NASA’s prototype shuttle, Enterprise, and go on permanent display at the museum.
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