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Space shuttle solid rocket booster arrives for display at Arizona museum
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-122916a-pima-air-space-museum-rocket-booster.html

Visitors to the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona now only need to walk a short distance in order to get up close with a very large piece of space shuttle history.

In fact, they only need to go from the museum's parking lot to the walkway leading to the main entrance to encounter the 149-foot-long (45 meter) solid rocket booster that was delivered on Thursday (Dec. 29).


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OK, so why did the California Science Center in Los Angeles give up one,  if the original set up at the CSC was to have two strap onto the tank.  Did some design change of the CSC display?
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The California Science Center has not yet released the details of its Endeavour display, but has confirmed the exhibit will include a full space shuttle stack, including an external tank and two solid rocket boosters, when it opens in 2019.

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OK, so why did the California Science Center in Los Angeles give up one,  if the original set up at the CSC was to have two strap onto the tank.  Did some design change of the CSC display?

I think it probably suggests how the vertical display will be supported. Perhaps the "launch tower" side SRB will be a structural replica that supports the display.

We will find out in a couple of years.

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