Bring the Shuttle Home (Part 2)

July 27, 2010

The movement is spreading. There is still  hope that Clear Lake may be graced with one of the retired shuttles next year.

  A new petition is on the Web with a letter addressed to the president that has already collected 11,214 letters and e-mails.

One thing to be inspired by is the fact that a number of people who have signed the petition are not from Clear Lake or even Texas. Theses out-of-area individuals have commented that they  believe  Houston is one of the space capitals of the United States and so a shuttle should be on display here.

For example,  Kerri B. from Loveland, Connecticut said “Being that Houston, TX is NASA’s Mission Control, the shuttles or at least one of them should be retired here. Thank you!”

It is true that Texas has kept a leadership role in  America’s space program since the creation of NASA about 50 years ago.  It is also predicted that the shuttle attraction at Space Center Houston has the potential to annually increase the regional economy by $45 million, plus generate another $29 million in business value and create more than 750 jobs in the area.

Texans are not the only ones who realize the value of bringing a shuttle back to the Clear Lake area. Do your part and help us bring a shuttle home to Space Center Houston.

Tell your family, friends and everyone else. Sign the petition and check out http://www.spacecenter.org/shuttle/index.php.
 


Houston: The Shuttle’s true home

July 15, 2010

As most of us know by now, NASA’s Space Shuttle Program is set to end this year. While that is sad news for all of us here in Clear Lake, aka the Space City, where we are surrounded by the influence of the Shuttle Program and NASA everyday, an even sadder idea is that we be left with literally only the memories. 

All three U.S. Space Shuttle will be retired when the program ends and will be put in museums, science centers or other learning institutions. While there are plenty of places all over the world that would do a great job of  permanently displaying one of these precious shuttles, don’t you think we should have one here in Clear Lake? Don’t you think one of the shuttles should be able to stay at home?  

Let the memory of the Shuttle Program live on here in Clear Lake. Take action and write a letter to government officials telling them you want to bring a shuttle home.

For more information, join the fight at http://www.bringtheshuttlehome.com/ or check out the http://goboldlynasa.org/ to see how else you can help  Clear Lake keep the title of Space City!