MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Space Shuttle program has long ended, but if you looked out towards the Atlantic from Miami Friday afternoon, you likely saw the Shuttle passing across the horizon.

The full-size replica of the shuttle, known as Explorer, was being pulled on a barge from Cape Canaveral, Florida to Houston when it passed by Miami Friday. The barge carrying the shuttle replica will make its way around Key West before heading to Houston.

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Explorer is expected to arrive in Houston on June 1.

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The shuttle replica had been displayed outside of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s complex for more than a decade, but is now being moved to Houston’s Johnson Space Center.

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The Kennedy Space Center needed the room because space shuttle Atlantis will go on display at the space center in the summer of 2013.