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One-of-a-Kind NASA Aircraft to Appear at Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., May 4, 2022 - The 2022 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo, presented by Boeing, takes place June 11-12 headlined by the made-in-Missouri U.S. Navy Blue Angels. And now a one-of-a-kind, absolutely unique aircraft will be appearing in St. Louis for the first time ever. The NASA Aero Spacelines “Super Guppy” will be joining the event’s massive static aircraft ramp.

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The Aero Spacelines “Super Guppy” is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft that is used for hauling outsize cargo components. The “Super Guppy” is the only airplane in the world that has carried a complete S-IVB stage, the third stage of the Saturn V rocket. The “Super Guppy” performed this role several times during the Apollo program.

The “Super Guppy” will be featured on the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo static ramp which allows guests to get up close and personal with the aircraft and pilots, including some that will perform in the show. Some of the highlights in addition to the “Super Guppy” are the “Rise Above P-51 Traveling Exhibit” highlighting the amazing contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen, Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, B-29 Doc, F-16, C-130W Stinger II, Boeing B-17G “Yankee Lady,” the Sky Soldiers, Douglas C-54 “Spirit of Freedom,” and numerous jets and historic aircraft including the T-45, F-5, Spitfires and Hurricanes.

“This is an amazing and unique aircraft and we are thrilled they are coming to Chesterfield on June 11 & 12,” said John Bales, President of the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show committee and Spirit of St. Louis Airport Director. “This aircraft truly highlights the power of innovation and the impact creativity can have on our space program and in many other areas of STEM.”

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In addition to the massive static ramp, the grounds will feature Patriots Landing, honoring our Veterans, and the ever-growing STEM Expo, designed to provide hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to our future innovators. And in the air you will see the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, P-51s, Skyhawk, Corsair, F-35, EA-18G Growler, Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mosquito, Skip Stewart, Matt Younkin in his Beech 18, “Yankee Lady” B-17G, B-29 “Doc,” the Phillips 66 Team, PB4Y-2 Privateer, B-25, Avenger, and the US Army Black Daggers.

You can purchase your tickets today at Please note, VIP tickets are almost completely sold out and ticket prices will increase on May 9.


About the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo, presented by Boeing
The 2022 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo, presented by Boeing, will be headlined by the US Navy Blue Angels and is scheduled for June 11-12, 2022 at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield. Previous air shows have been held there in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019. In addition to the extensive static ramp and air show performances on both days, the event will feature the large, interactive STEM Expo and the Veteran-honoring Patriots Landing. All tickets will be sold online only. Check out for details and updates or follow us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.