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No shuttle coming to Dayton’s Air Force Museum

April 12, 2011

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The hopes of an entire state were dashed today as NASA announced the homes for the retiring space shuttles. Florida, California, New York, and DC get the shuttles – leaving Dayton, OH and the Air Force Museum out in the cold. NASA Administrator Charles M. Bolden made the announcement at an afternoon press conference, tearing […]

Shuttle decision coming tomorrow

April 11, 2011

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According to the Dayton Daily News, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will make a decision tonight regarding the final resting place of the soon-to-be-retired space shuttles. The announcement will come tomorrow, and will be watched in the many cities that have lobbied for one of the shuttles, including my hometown of Dayton, OH. Dayton is home […]

Challenger remembered 23 years later

January 28, 2009

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Twenty-three years ago today, on January 28, 1986, the the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded less than two minutes after launch, killing all seven crew members. Andrea Shea King shares her own experience with the tragedy, and the Anchoress remembers too. As a space enthusiast since I was a boy, I’ve always had a soft spot […]