Where, oh where, will my space shuttle go?

The Space Shuttle is still retiring but a U.S. Senate plan (full text PDF), (House version) would add one more flight to the shuttle’s career, probably sometime late next summer. The move comes as thousands of jobs stand to be eliminated with the shuttle’s retirement. This isn’t the first attempt to delay the end of the Shuttle program. However, this plan looks more likely to succeed as the Washington Post reported, “the (Obama) administration broadly supported the committee plan.”, which leaves key contracts in place in case future shuttle flights are needed. But what of the spaceships when they are finally mothballed? Discovery has already been promised to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. It will replace the Air and Space Museum’s current shuttle test vehicle, Enterprise

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