TULSA, Okla. — A NASA shuttle trainer has been awarded to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.
The Shuttle Program used the full-size Space Shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer to train astronauts, according to a news release from the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Tulsa Air and Space Museum will host a shuttle trainer exhibit featuring educational programs along with other events.
The exhibit will highlight problem-solving concepts meant to inspire visitors to pursue STEM fields, such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the release said.
Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) expressed his excitement for the new exhibit in Tulsa.
Tulsa is home to many innovative and talented individuals moving our country forward in space. The arrival of this Compartment Trainer at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum will introduce Oklahomans to an educational piece of aerospace history and inspire generations of engineers and astronauts to come. As a former aerospace engineer, I look forward to checking out the new exhibit for myself!
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