Space Shuttles Go Into Retirement Homes

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Over 20 locations across the country put in their bid to house one of the retired space shuttles, and only four won. NASA announced the winners yesterday on the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight, Columbia. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida will soon have space shuttle Atlantis; Endeavor will head to the California Science Center in Los Angeles; the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City won Enterprise, which will move from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, to make room for Discovery.

Valerie Neal, curator for the Space History Division at the Smithsonian, joins us to talk about her museum's new addition.


Valerie Neal

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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