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Will Chicago get one of the retired space shuttles at the Adler Planetarium?






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April 14, 2011 @ 06:00am PDT



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SneakyPete   •   Tue Apr 12 2011 at 12:36pm PDT

Space shuttles going to Fla., Calif., suburban DC

Shuttle Atlantis will stay in Cape Canaveral at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, just miles from the pair of launch pads where it was shot into space. Endeavour is headed to the California Science Center, miles from the plant where the shuttle was built; and Discovery’s new home will be the Smithsonian Institution’s branch in northern Virginia

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amsiegel (ADMIN)   •   Fri Mar 18 2011 at 04:53pm PDT

Ouch! As a Chicago resident, I’m curious why people have shorted this so heavily?

Tom501   •   Fri Mar 18 2011 at 06:10pm PDT

Kennedy Space Center and Smithsonian will get two out of three. The last one will probably be rotated rather than being placed in one permanent location.

chelseaboys   •   Sat Mar 19 2011 at 10:54am PDT

Interesting as the attached article never mentions Kennedy nor does it mention a rotation.

Rotation would be double the assembly and transport expense. I doubt that’s too feasible these days.

Tom501   •   Sat Mar 19 2011 at 11:16am PDT

Wasn’t referring to the enclosed article. I was referring to a radio story I heard a day or two before the Discovery landed after it’s last flight. I believe it ran on CNN. The story said that they expected one to go to the Smithsonian and one to go to Kennedy and that there was only one left after that. Rotation was my speculation because of the amount of interest. After reading that article and one written in support of the Johnson Space Centers bid I do understand that they are looking for permanent homes for them. While Chicago is a fine city, I would expect them to go somewhere connected to the industry and in geographically diverse locations. My bet for the locations is the Smithsonian, Kennedy Space Center, the Museum of Flight in Seattle, or the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Chicago should be considered a serious contender considering it has some influence from the White House, but I don’t think the shuttles will end up there.


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March 18, 2011 @ 03:29pm PDT

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