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    NASA, Houston has a problem


    Now that the space shuttle program is ending, no other place in the world deserves a retired shuttle more than Houston, Texas. Put simply, this decision should be a no-brainer.

    But Houston has been overlooked. Shuttles are going to Los Angeles, Florida, and Washington. The prototype Enterprise is headed to New York City. "We were tremendously surprised," said Susan Marenoff-Zausner, president of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York after NASA made the announcement. No kidding.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/1....html?hpt=Sbin

    that ain't right! Houston deserves a shuttle to display. There is indeed a deep-rooted culture of space just ouside of Houston. Capt Sully tried to give New York a 737 anyway, and they had it carted away. No shuttle for them!
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    I agree.It was a bad decision.It even worse that New York is complaining that they don't get a real one.Enterprise never flew in orbit.It's funny because the shuttles will be mostly gutted with mock up engines for display anyway so there will be alot that is not real on all of them.I think the right places to display the shuttles are the places where most of thier history and work took place and the Smithsonian. Definately Kennedy,Johnson and Marshall Space Flight Center should each have gotten one in my opinion.Definately not New York,Chicago or LA (I know,alot of work was done in LA).The NASA Centers are best equipped to display more of NASA history in addition to the shuttle displays when people go to see them.It just seems logical to me to put them there.

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    Houston isn't even getting any of the major training components such as mock-ups and simulators. Guess someone in Washington doesn't like Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Johnson View Post
    Houston isn't even getting any of the major training components such as mock-ups and simulators. Guess someone in Washington doesn't like Texas.

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    Does Texas really want (or need) a tourist trap????? Thats why they are going where they are going.........

    Could care less......just sayin....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    NASA, Houston has a problem


    Now that the space shuttle program is ending, no other place in the world deserves a retired shuttle more than Houston, Texas. Put simply, this decision should be a no-brainer.

    But Houston has been overlooked. Shuttles are going to Los Angeles, Florida, and Washington. The prototype Enterprise is headed to New York City. "We were tremendously surprised," said Susan Marenoff-Zausner, president of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York after NASA made the announcement. No kidding.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/1....html?hpt=Sbin

    that ain't right! Houston deserves a shuttle to display. There is indeed a deep-rooted culture of space just ouside of Houston. Capt Sully tried to give New York a 737 anyway, and they had it carted away. No shuttle for them!

    Red letter day. dnf and I agree on something!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Johnson View Post
    Houston isn't even getting any of the major training components such as mock-ups and simulators. Guess someone in Washington doesn't like Texas.

    See thread on Obama interview with Texas reporter. Obama denies it but I'm calling BS

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    Space Center in Houston gets visitors from all over the world. Including school field trips etc. They already are a "tourist trap". Yeah they ought to get one. What did New York have to do with the space program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Space Center in Houston gets visitors from all over the world. Including school field trips etc. They already are a "tourist trap". Yeah they ought to get one. What did New York have to do with the space program?
    You can actually see space from New York
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