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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wondering what you think about the space shuttles

First, let me say that I have reached the last page in the Dizzypedia and it is blank. HoboJoe came up with that name and I got a good chuckle out of it. Thanks Hobo and you all check out his blog site at: http://hoboroad.blogspot.com/

I would like to ask your opinion on the placements of the retired space shuttles. The question for today is: Do you think Houston should have gotten one of the shuttles and do you think the decisions on where they went were purely political? I personally believe Houston was slighted and should have had one on display at NASA or the Space Center.

Let me hear from you and have a good day.


  1. Absolutely NASA Houston should have gotten one! Ever been to Mission Control on NASA Rd One down there? They got a whole big display of space craft and rockets from the complete Space race.
    It IS after all the home of MISSION CONTROL!!
    Got to be a lot or politics involved in that wacky decision

  2. Yes Ben, I have been there a few times, and once on business.

  3. DD, I'd say YES on Houston (Actually the small town south of Houston (Which I can't remember the name of now)) That would seem the only logical place for at least one. Unfortunately being down here news is scarce so I have no idea where they will be placed. Perhaps you could tell us desert rats?

    Personally I think think they are screwing up by not keeping them in service or coming up with newer versions of them. No doubt one of these days all space shots will be outsourced to China or some other foreign country.

  4. Houston we have a problem. No shuttle. Yeah, they should have gotten one.

  5. David. Me too. Here is where they are or are going to be. This is from Wikipedia:
    • Atlantis will be on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, near Cape Canaveral, Florida.
    • Discovery will be delivered to the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia, near Washington, D.C.
    • Endeavour will be delivered to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California.
    • Enterprise (atmospheric test orbiter), currently on display at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center, will be moved to the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City, New York
    Sixbears, I would think that the headquarters of NASA and where the astronauts trained, would have received one, too.

    Trouble, yes for sure.

  6. I think NASA Houston needs to be shut down. What is their purpose now we are not trying to colonize the moon? It is some very pricy real estate just for a tourist attraction. They have laid off most of their people last I heard.

  7. Frann, where are all the unmanned probes, satellites, and new rocket launches controlled from? I am not sure. If it is somewhere other than Houston, then I suppose it should be shut down. They do (or did) a lot more than just the manned flights. There is a lot of new stuff coming up soon.

    TFT, yes, I think they are giving my nickname a nickname. I got a laugh out of it, too.

  8. You sure you wanna be mentionin' me on your blog Dizzy. I aint in the same ballpark ya know. Appreciate that though. Far as your question is concerned, how the hell could Houston not have got a shuttle. Idiots!