Super guppy lands in Wichita to pick up NASA's mission control

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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- NASA's Super Guppy made a special visit to Wichita on Wednesday.

The large aircraft landed at Eisenhower National Aiport to pick up Mission Control panels that were restored by the Kansas Cosmosphere.

The panels, each about the size of a refrigerator, will be flown back to the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The airport tweeted out photos of the oversized cargo plane which is powered by four, turbine engines and can carry up to 26 tons of cargo.

Wednesday's visit marks the second time the Super Guppy has visited Wichita's airport.

Last year, an Aero Spacelines Super Guppy carrying pieces of the Orion spacecraft landed in Wichita for refueling.