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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week - April 15, 2012

Now Boarding: Inside NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

collectSPACE.com / Robert Z. Pearlman

NASA's modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), has come a long way since it first took to the air in the 1970s as an American Airlines passenger jumbo jet. [Full Story]

NEXT: Exploring the Northern Lights: Alaska Aurora Expedition Coverage

Exploring the Northern Lights: Alaska Aurora Expedition Coverage

Roger M. Marty

A team of scientists is launching instrument-laden weather balloons to the edge of Alaska's dazzling northern lights this week under Project Aether: Aurora. Follow SPACE.com's complete coverage of the expedition in this story archive. [Full Story]

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