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Stafford Air & Space Museum acquires piece of NASA history

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WEATHERFORD, Okla. – If you want to avoid the heat this weekend, why not take your kids to outer space?

The Stafford Air & Space Museum allows you to go out of this world without ever leaving the ground.

The museum recently received NASA’s Shuttle Fixed-Based Simulator from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

The FBS was used by NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston during the 30-year history of the shuttle program.

The artifact allows visitors to get a close up look at the entire flight deck, equipped with more than 2.200 switches, gauges, circuit breakers, computer displays and dials.

The FBS is expected to be ready for public display after the first of the year since it needs to be restored first.