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NYC gets a SHUTTLE!

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NASA has offically annoucned it's giving the prototype orbiter Enterprise to the Intrepid Museum.

 

Discovery is going to the Smithsonian. Endeavour is bound for LA, home of the old Rockwell plant where they were built, and Atlantis is staying at the Kennedy Space Center

 

Good news to hear. Personally IMO the LBJ space center in Houston should have gotten Endeavour since that is what that Texas city entire industry is famous for and not LA.

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While this is great, it feels more like NYC is getting the short end of the stick by getting just a prototype orbiter. Getting Endevor or Atlantis would've been better.

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That is what I said. Enterprise never flew in space, and would be like sticking something in our faces. It never flew in space. The only thing it ever did was testing that allowed the full development of the Space Shuttle.

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While this is great, it feels more like NYC is getting the short end of the stick by getting just a prototype orbiter. Getting Endevor or Atlantis would've been better.

 

Well, at least we got something. Look at Houston.

 

That is what I said. Enterprise never flew in space, and would be like sticking something in our faces. It never flew in space. The only thing it ever did was testing that allowed the full development of the Space Shuttle.

 

And if that hadn't happened... no one would be getting anything.

 

New York never really had anything to do with the space programs anyway AFAIK. Houston deserves it more than we do.

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New York never really had anything to do with the space programs anyway AFAIK. Houston deserves it more than we do.

 

Even so, this is NYC, it doesn't get more 'on the map' than that. #1 tourist destination, #1 in practically most things. Nasa would want NYC to get one since NYC always gets so much attention.

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In an indirect way: where do you think DC gets the money from? NYC has Wall St which is a major 'cash cow'. DC only gets credit because they take money from all the states and that's where the 'big shots' makes the calls.

 

But I do agree that NYC vs Houston, Houston would probably deserve it.

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In an indirect way: where do you think DC gets the money from? NYC has Wall St which is a major 'cash cow'. DC only gets credit because they take money from all the states and that's where the 'big shots' makes the calls.

 

But I do agree that NYC vs Houston, Houston would probably deserve it.

 

I am surprised Houston did not get any of the '3' birds lol.

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Short end of the stick?? This prototype made the SST program possible. It will be another wonderful edition to the floating museum, and will bring tourist dollars anew as previous visitors get to experience a fresh layout & with the overhaul the 'trep received will really enrich the experience for everyone who visits.

 

- A

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In my opinion, Houston does deserve more than New York City, but hey we are lucky enough to get Enterprise, so don't complain for the shuttles that went to Space, because California and D.C. are two main places that the Shuttle program exists, Washington being the money powerhouse and Cali being a main landing spot for Shuttles when weather sucks elsewhere...
Also, Cali is where the shuttles were built (Palmdale).

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Actually there would have been more Space Shuttles to go around if the the Challenger, and Columbia weren't destroyed. Besides the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum already has the Gemini capsule which did go to space. Hopefully Houston would get something someday. Just a quick fact for you guys the Enterprise which never went to space could have had gone. When they finished the orbiter testing they discovered that it's possible to fit a main shuttle engine, and heat shield tiles on the Enterprise though it was too expensive so they never did it, but it could be possible to fit a fake main engine on the Enterprise, and fake heat shield tiles once it can make it to the Intrepid Museum so it looks more like a real Space Shuttle, and not just some sort of test orbiter..

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Well, then you don't know far enough.

 

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Point taken, but still nothing to do with the shuttle program.

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