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Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:37 pm

Chuck Schumer has announced that the intrepid Air/Space Museum is on the "Short List" to receive one of the Space Shuttles. This would be a tremendous addition to the displays already at the Intrepid. I still would like to have seen the Vertical Fin of US Airways Flight #1549, become an addition to the museum as well.   
 
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RE: Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:24 pm

That would leave one after that. One is almost guaranteed to go to Smithnsonian/NASM to complement OV 101 "Enterprise." After the "realones" there are several mock-ups used for training that would probably be parcelled out.
 
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RE: Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:53 pm

I would hope that if they did entertain one of the flying models, they would house it from the weather, otherwise the salt air will kill the airframe.
 
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RE: Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:20 am

N106US, of flt 1549 is going to Carolina's Aviation Museum in Charlotte, NC.
 
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RE: Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:40 am

Quoting soon7x7 (Reply 2):
I would hope that if they did entertain one of the flying models, they would house it from the weather, otherwise the salt air will kill the airframe

That's part of the deal, a requirement for anyone recieving one.
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RE: Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:16 am

Well Grumman did build the lunar lander out on Long Island so NY was a player in the space race.....
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RE: Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:05 am

Quoting alberchico (Reply 5):
Well Grumman did build the lunar lander out on Long Island so NY was a player in the space race.....

They also built the wings for the shuttle.
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RE: Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:35 am

Quoting soon7x7 (Thread starter):
Chuck Schumer has announced that the intrepid Air/Space Museum is on the "Short List" to receive one of the Space Shuttles.

did he specify how they would enclose it from the elements?... if you have a link it would be helpful.

Seattle's Museum of Flight may be on the short list as they have begun construction of a new building
 
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RE: Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:57 pm

Here is a link that shows how they would display the shuttle

http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/shuttle/media.html
 
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RE: Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:55 pm

Quoting fsnuffer (Reply 8):
Here is a link that shows how they would display the shuttle

beautifuly thought out display, but a pain to keep the glass clean
 
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RE: Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:58 pm

Quoting kanban (Reply 7):
Seattle's Museum of Flight may be on the short list as they have begun construction of a new building

http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/archives/218589.asp

Why would they want both a training mockup and a real shuttle ? At least give the training aid to another museum.....
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RE: Intrepid Museum,NY, Space Shuttle?

Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:43 pm

Quoting alberchico (Reply 10):
Why would they want both a training mockup and a real shuttle ?

I think they are grabbing a sure thing while the debate for the prize goes on and will relinquish it to another museum if the get the real thing.

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