Museum Shuttles?

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ambrous

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Assuming there are still three shuttles left after retirement, where should they be displayed? Perhaps Houston, Huntsville and the Cape like the three Saturn V's?
 
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vt_hokie

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They should let people go inside one of them, like with the "Explorer" mockup currently at the KSC visitor's center! <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />
 
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lunatio_gordin

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that would be great <img src="/images/icons/tongue.gif" /><br />I'd love to go inside a shuttle!
 
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steve82

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I hope they DON'T give one to Houston. JSC's Saturn V is only now being partially restored after decades of neglect and sitting out in Texas heat and hurricanes. It was very sad watching it rot away year after year. The Shuttles (only after they have finished their yet to be completed lifetimes) should only go to institutions that have the resources and ability to properly care for them.
 
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lunatio_gordin

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I agree there. I wouldn't want it to be a rusty monument in a park like Buran...
 
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ambrous

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I would love to see the Air Force Museum in Dayton get one. I know it's unlikely, but they did fly a few DoD missions.
 
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lunatio_gordin

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in case you're wondering this is what i'm talking about:
 
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mikejz

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National Air & Space needs one--maybe swap out Enterprise to someone else.<br /><br />However, if you read my post 'Shuttle Until Failure' You'll hear my idea for the right end to the shuttle program.
 
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ozspace

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Number one priorety would that they would be indoors in a controlled environment, shouldn't be too hard they are no where near the size of a Saturn V. The Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport already has Enterprise http://www.nasm.si.edu/imagedetail.cfm?imageID=386, maybe they would swap it out for a 'real' one?<br /><br />I reckon they would choose DC, KSC and Houston.
 
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ozspace

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In the post 911 world I suspect that they are not that keen to encourage Edwards as a tourist site. I recall they closed any tours out there completely and then made it 'appointment only', months in advance. What is the situation now?
 
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mikejz

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I would like to see one of the shuttles displayed in a vertical 'full stack' configuration. Maybe with some parts from the pad. Would require a huge building, but I would love to see it as it would appear on the pad.
 
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shuttle_rtf

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Good thread.<br /><br />I hope one (if countries would put up the cash) would go on a bit of a world tour like Enterprise did on the back of a SCA.
 
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lunatio_gordin

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I would like to see at least one in a full shuttle stack. that would be cool. Though unlikely.
 
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lunatio_gordin

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Full scale? You have no idea how badly i want to go down there. <img src="/images/icons/tongue.gif" />
 
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lunatio_gordin

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My goal now is to talk someone into taking me down there in March for the launch. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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lunatio_gordin

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Now that you mention it, i will be able to drive on my own when that time comes around <img src="/images/icons/tongue.gif" />
 
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lunatio_gordin

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Hey... lol. I'm not... That bad... if anything i'll be going to slow!
 
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lunatio_gordin

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I probably need a lot more experience driving before i hit the interstate. <img src="/images/icons/tongue.gif" />
 
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norm103

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"I probably need a lot more experience driving before i hit the interstate"<br /><br />Thats the only thing keeping me from going over there more. Im in lake mary just min's.
 
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lunatio_gordin

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Yeah, i'd definitely go over on my own if it were that close. Like every day. <img src="/images/icons/tongue.gif" /> <br />EDIT: this is my uber valuable 1024th post!
 
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drwayne

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Now, 2048 seems so far away doesn't it? Sure did for me!<br /><br />Congrats!<br /><br />Wayne <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>"1) Give no quarter; 2) Take no prisoners; 3) Sink everything."  Admiral Jackie Fisher</p> </div>
 
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lunatio_gordin

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Doubling your post count for each promotion gets hard, huh? <img src="/images/icons/tongue.gif" /><br />But it's nice in the beginning. And it's easy to remember how many more posts i need.<br />thanks!
 
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