NASA Space Shuttle Orbiters final museum locations announced

NASA Space Shuttle Orbiters final museum locations announced

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(Best Syndication News) - NASA announced the museum locations for their four space shuttle oribiters as the Space Shuttle Program comes to and end. The four space shuttles are Discovery, Endeavour, Enterprise and Atlantis. There are also hundreds of shuttle artifacts that will be distributed to several other museums and educational institutions. The Space Shuttle Program has been going on for over 30 years with a total of 130 missions.

The first orbiter built, Shuttle Enterprise will be moved from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. The Space Shuttle Discovery will be sent to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The Shuttle Discovery had its last flight in March and made it on a total of 39 missions.

The Space Shuttle Endeavour has one more flight to complete which is scheduled for the end of April. NASA announced that Endeavour will be sent to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Space Shuttle Atlantis has one more mission planned for in June before being retired. Then once this is completed NASA said Atlantis will be on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex in Florida.

NASA is offering schools and universities a chance to get a piece of space history to share with students. They are offering a space shuttle heat shield tiles. To inquire about this opportunity visit NASA's page at http://gsaxcess.gov/NASAWel.htm. It is on a first come first serve basis for qualifying educational institutions. There is a limit of one per institution.

BY: N Wilson

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