The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft will soon be calling the Space Center Houston home.

As parts of the Boeing 747 makes their way from Ellington Field to the space center, the move will cause several road closures.

Throughout the day Monday, people came to take pictures and to see the 747 before it left Ellington Field.

"It gives you goose bumps, really. Just an awesome feeling," said Alaine Hergert.

The 747 started its trip from the airfield to Highway 3 just after 3:00 p.m. Monday. Utility workers moved lines that were in its way.

Boeing workers spent nearly 40 days taking apart the jumbo jet. It will take as long to put it back together at Space Center Houston.

The fuselage is 190 feet long -- that's the length of two basketball courts. The plane is divided into seven parts and weighs 318,000 pounds. The convoy is 1,000 feet long.

Space Center Houston CEO Richard Allen said, "It's such a huge aircraft. Never been taken apart in the field before."

Officials say the entire move along the eight-mile route will take two days.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, portions of Highway 3 or Old Galveston Road -- between Scarsdale and NASA Parkway -- will be closed until 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Then from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, NASA Parkway will be closed from Old Galveston Road to Saturn Lane.

For more information about what roads and intersections will be closed, visit the Space Center’s website or call the Big Move Info Line: 281-244-2119.

Check out photos of the 'Big Move' below:

PHOTOS: 747 Shuttle moves to Space Center Houston

Published On: Apr 28 2014 04:56:12 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2014 03:50:49 PM CDT

The giant 747 is ready for its final journey -- eight miles from Ellington Field to its spot at Space Center Houston. (Photos: KPRC Local 2 Ryan Korsgard)

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