Monday, March 22, 2010

Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum On Short List For Landing Space Shuttle

With the decommissioning of the US space shuttle fleet only a few years away, who will land the rights to display the incomparable shuttles is a question that museums around the country are scrambling to answer.

The Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum in New York City is among the top candidates for one of the three surviving shuttles. Others include the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Flight in Seattle, and NASA will make its decision in the next few months.

The Intrepid recently underwent a multi-year multimillion dollar overhaul and rebuilding of its pier. The Intrepid's collections include a retired Concorde, an A-12 (SR-71 Blackbird variant), and aircraft from World War II through the modern era.

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