A whale in the sky? NASA plane makes stop in Austin

(Courtesy: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
(Courtesy: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The plane more closely resembles a large whale as opposed to a small fish you might find in an aquarium, but NASA’s Super Guppy dwarfs most aircraft around.

(Courtesy: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
(Courtesy: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)

The cargo plane stopped at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Wednesday to refuel and change crews. The plane was on its way to Redstone Army Airfield in Huntsville, Ala.

The plane is operated by NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and is used to transport oversized parts, such as International Space Station modules.

FlightAware.com lists the aircraft as an Airbus Industries 377SGT-F.

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