NASA JSC - El Paso Forward Operating Location & T-38 Depot

NASA JSC - El Paso Forward Operating Location & T-38 Depot We are the home to the one and only operational Super Guppy Transport aircraft and NASA's T-38 Trainer Depot Maintenance Facility. NASA's Johnson Space Center has a forward operating location in El Paso, Texas, at the El Paso International Airport.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a contract with DynCorp International to perform depot level maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to their fleet of T-38 Talon trainer aircraft. NASA uses the T-38 as a jet trainer for its astronauts, as well as a chase plane. Its fleet is housed primarily at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. To learn more about the T-38 See.. NASA's Super Guppy cargo aircraft calls El Paso it's home. The Guppy was previously stationed at Ellington Field. The Aero Spacelines B-377-SGT Super Guppy is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft used for ferrying outsized cargo components. This aircraft is the last of its kind still remaining in service. It has most recently been used to ferry components for the International Space Station and Project Orion, as well as various other government cargo requirements. For more on the Super Guppy go to... Up untill the end of the Space Shuttle Program, El Paso was also home to the C-11A Shuttle Training Aircraft or STA. A modified Grumman Gulfstream II the STA was a training vehicle that duplicated the Space Shuttle's approach profile and handling qualities, allowing Space Shuttle pilots to simulate Shuttle landings under controlled conditions before attempting the task on board the orbiter. For more info on the STA see... The STA, along with the Shuttle itself, was retired from service on July 21st 2011.


8101 Boeing Dr
El Paso, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 06:15 - 17:00
Tuesday 06:15 - 17:00
Wednesday 06:15 - 17:00
Thursday 06:15 - 17:00
Friday 06:15 - 15:00


(915) 782-5220


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