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NASA jet to go on display at Ky. park

A Bowling Green park dedicated to aviation history is adding a NASA T-38 Talon aircraft to its collection.

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A Bowling Green park dedicated to aviation history is adding a NASA T-38 Talon aircraft to its collection.

The jet was due to arrive in Bowling Green Saturday so it could be displayed at the Aviation Heritage Park.

The plane, with a tail number of 901, was used by astronauts who flew missions during the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, including John Glenn, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong. The Daily News reports it will be the fifth aircraft at the park.

The jet was also flown by astronaut and U.S. Marine Col. Terry Wilcutt, a Russellville native and Western Kentucky University graduate. It will be used to tell Wilcutt's story.

The aircraft is arriving from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., where it has been since 2011.

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