Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Huntsville's Orbiter for NASA's Fleet
After several years in storage, a group of Japanese businessmen expressed interest in obtaining a full-scale Orbiter model for the Great Space Exposition. The Japanese group agreed to pay Teledyne Brown Engineering to modify the Pathfinder to more costly resemble an actual Orbiter. Following display in Tokyo, Pathfinder was returned to Marshall Space Flight Center and was later brought to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for display.
Length: 120 ft.
Wing Span: 78 ft.
Weight: 153,000 lbs.
Crew Cabin Volume: 2,325 cu. ft.
Vehicle Attitude: 10 Degrees
Pathfinder Developement: Marshall Center Test Laboratory
Teledyne Brown Engineering
Location. 34° 42.63′ N, 86° 39.128′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Tranquility Base 0.4 miles west of Madison Pike, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville AL 35805, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. External Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Engines (within shouting distance of this marker); T-38 Talon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pathfinder Orbiter (about 400 feet away); U.S. Army/NASA Juno II (about 600 feet away); NASA/U.S. Geological Survey (about 700 feet away); U.S. Army PGM-11 Redstone (about 700 feet away); U.S. Air Force SM-65 Atlas-F (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . . U.S. Space & Rocket Center. (Submitted on September 22, 2016.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.