Advertise Here

Spin Control

No Shuttle for Museum of Flight

OLYMPIA — The Museum of Flight in Seattle was not chosen by NASA to be the home for one of the retired Space Shuttles.

It will however get a training module the astronauts used.

The Museum of Flight was among facilities scrambling for a Shuttle as an exhibit when NASA openned up the bidding for the spacecraft. It is announced the locations for the four Shuttles today, the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle flights.

Atlantis stays at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Enterprise goes to the Californial Science Center in L.A. Intrepid goes to the Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. Discovery was already promised to the Smithsonian.

Gov. Chris Gregoire issued a press release saying she was disappointed the Seattle museum didn't get a Shuttle and congratulating them on their effort.  The trainer is a “true win” because visitors can get in the trainer and they won't be allowed inside the Shuttles, she added.

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Spin Control

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Spin Control.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here