Poll Results

Poll: Who do you think should receive a retired space shuttle? (Choose 3)

Response Percent Votes
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium in Tulsa, Oklahoma
 
33% 8116
Kennedy Space Center in Florida
 
15% 3742
Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas
 
12% 3036
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, New York
 
9% 2314
The Museum of Flight of Seattle in Washington
 
8% 2005
National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio
 
5% 1290
Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois
 
4% 1004
Other
 
3% 889
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History in Bryan, Texas
 
2% 713
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon
 
2% 656
March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California
 
2% 554
total votes: 24319

Comments » 9

jodyfisher writes:

When does this poll close?

bnmjeff writes:

Interesting that the Smithsonian is not listed as a choice....

pillownaut writes:

in response to bnmjeff:

Interesting that the Smithsonian is not listed as a choice....

@bnmjeff, that is because the Smithsonian already has Space Shuttle Enterprise. This will be moved somewhere else, as yet undetermined, and the Smithsonian will then house Space Shuttle Discovery. All these museums hope to be the lucky ones who house Endeavour and Atlantis! =)

ThaiCurry writes:

I believe that the the two remaining shuttles should be spread out across the United States. The Smithsonian will house Discovery on the east coast while Endeavor should either go to the west coast or the central portion of the states. It only seems right that everybody should have the opportunity to visit a shuttle that is close to them.

bnmjeff writes:

in response to pillownaut:

@bnmjeff, that is because the Smithsonian already has Space Shuttle Enterprise. This will be moved somewhere else, as yet undetermined, and the Smithsonian will then house Space Shuttle Discovery. All these museums hope to be the lucky ones who house Endeavour and Atlantis! =)

They ahve not announced where any of the Flown shuttles will be going yet...supposedly they will be doing so April 12...The Smithsonian deserves a flown-in-space shuttle. Would their exhibiting a boilerplate Apollo capsule be OK, if the real Apollo 11 was shipped elsewhere? Let some out-of-the-way place that did not have an active part in the space program house Enterprise. The Smithsonian deserves the REAL THING...no offense to Enterprise, but Star Trek fans messed up..should have pushed for a space bound shuttle to carry that name..not a testbed vehicle..

Piper writes:

I try not to traffic in rumor, but (surprising as it may seem) Bryan is the place to watch. I guess it could happen. They have Pres. GHW Bush pulling for them and NASA loves him.

KevinWithers writes:

So Tulsa definetly wants one.:) We have a nice climate controlled building that will be constructed for it, and really look forward to that addition to our Space Center.

OSU_Engineer writes:

The payload bay doors for the orbiters were built in Tulsa and Tulsa has a long history in aerospace manufacturing, including fabricating truss structure for the ISS. It feels right that a piece of Tulsa's space heritage makes its way back home!

xUrufuxEnjerux writes:

I think Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium in Tulsa, Oklahoma should get a retired space shuttle.

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