So, the news on CollectSpace.com comes out with this little blurb about Seattle getting a full size wingless training mockup of a shuttle. This isn't even Enterprise, but rather a big toy! Is this what the Muesuem of Flight had a big groundbreaking for a new building to house a shuttle for - a big model?! Is it worth it? What happened? Are we getting this thing as a bonus since we have the finest museum on the West coast, and still in the running for a real shuttle?
My friend Dave came up with his own prediction of what he thinks might happen:
My prediction (2010-08-03):Discovery: Smithsonian Uvdar Hazy building (already determined)Endeavour: Johnson Space Center (Next to the new Saturn V building)Atlantis: Kennedy Space Center (Close to the ocean, where a ship called "Atlantis" should be.)Enterprise: A toss up ... Huntsville US Space & Rocket Center /or/ Dryden Test Facility (displayed on the 747 loader stand)(leaning toward Dryden, since it's close to Edwards where Enterprise was used for the approach/landing tests)
So if Dave's predictions do come true, maybe we should feel privileged if we are the only non-NASA facility to even get something at all? Comments anyone?--Dave the "Psychic Shuttle Location Predictor"