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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 02:32 PM
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Texans urge NASA to take retired shuttle away from New York
Houston to New York: Displaying a retired space shuttle near a strip joint is no way to treat a precious space artifact.

New York, which was awarded one of four shuttles by NASA in a national competition, is looking at revising its plans for displaying the Enterprise orbiter. And Texas lawmakers, still angry that Houston lost out to the Big Apple, are pushing NASA to reconsider.

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) accused New Yorks Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum of a "bait-and-switch'' in proposing to locate the shuttle "next to a bagel joint, a car wash and a strip club."

"The only place this shuttle should be heading to is Houstons 'Space City, U.S.A.,' the historical place for all space exploration," he said on the House floor this week. Houston is home to Johnson Space Center, the control center for manned missions and astronaut training facilities.

Texans are seizing on a recent New York Times article that reported that the New York museum no longer plans to display the Enterprise on a berth on the Hudson River next to the Intrepid aircraft carrier. Instead the shuttle will be displayed in a parking lot on 12th Avenue. The lot is surrounded by a bagel shop, a car wash, warehouses and a strip club.

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Indydem Donating Member (866 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 02:34 PM
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1. UGH. I hate it when I agree with stupid Texans. n/t
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MrDiaz Donating Member (365 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 03:16 PM
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8. There it is the
Texas stereotype of being stupid, lol your no better than the repukes.
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Indydem Donating Member (866 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 05:38 PM
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10. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas)
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 02:37 PM
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2. A parking lot?
Seriously... a parking lot? You're going to drop a space shuttle off in a parking lot and use that as your display area? :wtf:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 02:40 PM
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3. More hand-outs from the Federal government when it suits them.
Edited on Wed Oct-05-11 02:40 PM by Ian David
Let them secede and build their own damn shuttle.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 02:53 PM
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4. Displaying it in Texas would be an improvement?
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 03:08 PM
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7. If you are ever in Houston, visit Johnson Space Center
I guarantee you will love it if you are a fan of Space stuff. Amazing place.
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TexasTowelie Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 02:55 PM
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5. It belongs in Houston.
The connection to the space program is much more prominent than that of New York.
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 02:59 PM
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6. Agree. Johnson Space Center is a blast to visit n/t
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 03:49 PM
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9. tough
NY is a donor state. I don't know about TX.
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