Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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COLUMBUS—In response to the announcement that the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will not receive one of NASA’s four retired space shuttles, State Representative Peter Beck (R-Mason) today expressed his disappointment over the missed opportunity.

“Obtaining a retired NASA space shuttle would have brought revenue and tourism to the communities of southwest Ohio and helped to revive our region,” said Beck. “NASA and our space programs have captured a piece of history, a history that we would have been proud to keep alive had we been selected to receive a shuttle. I will continue to seek out additional opportunities such as this one that will put Ohio and our area on the map.”

The retired shuttles that are being sent to sites across the nation are the orbiters Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour, as well as the glider Enterprise.
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