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NASA’s odd-looking cargo plane, the Super Guppy, swooped into Seattle June 30 to deliver the nose section of the Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer to the Museum of Flight. The museum, headed by Douglas King, ’71, wanted a retired Shuttle but the fuselage trainer is even better because the public will be able to explore it like the astronauts, says retired astronaut Bonnie Dunbar, ’71, ’75, who spearheaded the museum’s efforts for a NASA donation. Left are three alumni who played a major role in landing the trainer to the Museum of Flight: Astronaut Janet Kavandi, ’90, who is heading the phase-out of the shuttle program; Gov. Chris Gregoire, ’71; and Dunbar.