Schumer: Intrepid should host shuttle

May 17, 2009 3:59:40 PM PDT
Sen. Charles Schumer says New York would be a good home for a retired space shuttle. NASA announced that it will send three soon-to-be retired space shuttles to institutions around the country, and New York's Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum would like to get one of them.

Schumer said Sunday he is supporting the Intrepid's bid for a space shuttle and he has appealed to Vice President Joe Biden to make it happen.

The Intrepid would house the shuttle in a glass enclosure on the end of Pier 86 on the West Side of Manhattan.

The shuttles Discovery, Endeavour, and Atlantis will be ready for delivery in 2012. NASA estimates the cost of preparing and delivering them at $42 million each.


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