Kennedy Space Center

April 12, 2011 by USA Post 

Kennedy Space Center, NASA Chief Charles Bolden announced today that the withdrawal four space shuttles would go on permanent display in Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Florida. More than 20 museums, educational institutions and planetariumswere competing for a coveted space vehicles. Bolden, his voice often breaking with emotion, made the announcement at the 30 Th anniversary of the first shuttle flight. Selections: the discovery of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Atlantis, which makes the final shuttle mission in June, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, the company told the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City, and Endeavour, making its final flight later this month, the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

The selection of the space center to receive one of the shuttles brought a standing ovation from the NASA employees who gathered at the ceremony.

Updated 1:14 pm ET: The California Science Center in Los Angeles will receive the Endeavour, making its final flight later this month, CNN reports.

Updated at 1:11. Pm ET, the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum in New York City receive the carrier, Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today, reports the Associated Press.

The National Museum of Air and Space Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are prone to two of the four coveted vehicles when NASA announced today which will go on permanent exhibition, reports Florida Today.

More than museums, planetariums, and other educational institutions are competing for one of the orbiting space out of service, Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavour and the company.

NASA Chief Charles Bolden selections will be announced at 1 pm ET today the 30th anniversary of first shuttle flight.

The newspaper, citing unidentified sources at NASA, says Atlantis is expected to go to the KSC Visitor Complex and popular Discovery end at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum facility in Chantilly, Virginia, outside Washington.

Other leading contenders include the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, the Johnson Space Center in Houston, the National Museum of U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, and the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The mission of the shuttle Endeavour for the final is scheduled for April under the command of Captain astronaut Mark Kelly.

Florida Today spoke with medical experts who say the wife of Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords Republic, could be long enough in his recovery from gunshot wounds suffered in Arizona to see the launch.

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