Space Shuttle may land permanently in Dayton
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:25:42 GMT —
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio wants to be the next landing spot for one of nation's space shuttles.
NASA plans to announce the new locations for the retired orbiters on Tuesday, the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle launch.
The shuttle Discovery will go to the Smithsonian Institution. The Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Houston's space center are among the contenders for the other two shuttles, and a shuttle prototype also will be awarded.
The Air Force museum in Dayton says the Air Force has been an important NASA partner in the shuttle program. And Dayton calls itself the birthplace of aviation. It's the hometown of the Wright brothers.
The Ohio museum has invited people to watch a live broadcast of the shuttle announcement.
Would you visit the shuttle Discovery if it was on display in Dayton?