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Super Guppy

Two Team Vance T-38 aircraft are unloaded from the cargo hold of NASA's Super Guppy on the El Paso International Airport, Texas, flightline May 17. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Zachary Heal)

T-38

A Team Vance T-38 is lowered to the ground by a crane at El Paso International Airport, Texas, after a flight in the belly of NASA's Super Guppy, May 17. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Zachary Heal)

Super Guppy

NASA's Super Guppy sits on the El Paso International Airport, Texas, flightline before two Team Vance T-38 aircraft are unloaded from the cargo hold May 17. The T-38 aircraft were transported in the Super Guppy to El Paso for maintenance. The Super Guppy has a cargo compartment that is 25 feet tall, 25 feet wide and 111 feet long and can carry more than 26 tons. The aircraft has a unique hinged nose that can open more than 200 degrees, allowing large pieces of cargo to be loaded and unloaded from the front. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Zachary Heal)

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- NASA's Super Guppy carried two Team Vance T-38 training jets to El Paso International Airport, Texas, May 17.

The T-38 aircraft were transported in the Super Guppy to El Paso for maintenance.

The Super Guppy has a cargo compartment that is 25 feet tall, 25 feet wide and 111 feet long and can carry more than 26 tons. The aircraft has a unique hinged nose that can open more than 200 degrees, allowing large pieces of cargo to be loaded and unloaded from the front.