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Fact or Fiction: Big Bird nearly on the Challenger?

Posted at 1:45 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 16:45:01-04

(KGTV) - Was Big Bird puppeteer Carol Spinney nearly selected to be on the ill-fated space shuttle Challenger in 1986?


NASA confirms it discussed putting Spinney on the shuttle to get kids interested in space. But the plan was scrapped because there wasn't enough room for the Big Bird puppet.