Friday, June 1, 2012
Houston Gets Fake Shuttle – Made of Wood
Houston’s space community is hoping to finally put New York Sen. Chuck Schumer behind them with a three-day “shuttlebration” this weekend.
It was Schumer who said last summer, “Let me say to Houston what we say in Brooklyn, fuggedaboutit, they are not getting the shuttle.”
But Space Center Houston this weekend is getting something — the life-sized mock orbiter “Explorer” made of wood and metal.
Former astronaut Jerry Ross still calls it a slap in the face.
“Being one of the two prime centers for the shuttle program I think its very frustrating we didn’t get a vehicle here, but we’ve got to press on and deal with what we’ve been dealt,” says Ross.
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