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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:33 PM
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14. California built it ...
Florida babies it and flew it ....

The Smithsonian is a given ... They were always going to get one ....

New York ? ..... I was born in North Jersey across the river from NYC .... As much as I love my 'homies' in NYC ... a Space Shuttle ?

I don't understand, EXCEPT, it will get great exposure in NYC .... Many will come to see a real Space Shuttle .... But they would probably come anyways ....

I am not sure why Dayton would expect to land one .... Houston has a stronger connection than Dayton (or Oklahoma, which claimed ownership due to it being the source of the wing structures) ...

Evergreen Aviation in Oregon ? .... Like other candidates, they were practically building a Space Shuttle hangar out of spare two by fours to show how much they REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted one ! ...

They already have the Spruce Goose (Which lay fallow in Long Beach CA for more than a decade ... ) .... I live Oregon, and I didn't see it coming here ... The got an OMS engine and some other components ...

I started my career in 'that' company in Downey, first installing wire harnesses into the Aft Fuselage of OV-099, AKA Challenger ... Moved to Installation and Test on Discovery and Atlantis ... and eventually joined the OMDP crews in Palmdale in the 90's, working in and on the remaining 4 Shuttles through the MIR Docking missions ...

I still work in a division of 'that' company ... 30 years later ....

CA and FLA make perfect sense .... As does Washington DC .... NY is the strangest call ...
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