Skip to comments.Houston Gets Lame Space Shuttle Replica Delivered In Lamest Way Possible (Red State Punished?)
Posted on 06/02/2012 7:20:48 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Houston Gets Lame Space Shuttle Replica Delivered In Lamest Way Possible
The deliveries of the real Space Shuttles to their final resting places were grand events that created amazing images. Houston, which deserved a real d@mn shuttle, is getting a replica.
And just in case Houstonians didn't know they were getting shortchanged, it was delivered on a plane but instead on a d@mn barge. Thanks, NASA.
I'm not going to get into all the reasons why Houston didn't get a Space Shuttle as it might be mistaken as saying someone else doesn't deserve one. Clearly, both D.C. and Los Angeles have good reasons to get one. NYC doesn't, and has thus offended me as a Texan and a Houstonian and I will loudly remind them of that fact whenever I get the chance.
Instead of a real shuttle Houston is getting a replica called Explorer that will be fitted with a real-ish interior so kids can go crawling through it. It makes perfect sense to transport the replica from Kennedy in Florida to Houston via the ocean, but it still stings.
The first word on the moon may have been "Houston," but the last word on Houston's shuttle copy is sadly "barge."
(Excerpt) Read more at jalopnik.com ...
NASA is run by Obama's crony Charles Bolden. Bolden is tasked with carrying out Obama's new mission for NASA in which "---he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering."
This is the reason why Houston is getting shafted.
Houston, we have a problem.
Charlie Bolden: Stealth Middle East Diplomat?
... with minarets.
And how much did this piece of Sheepdip cost?
Any Democrats in Texas?
Because they won’t be for long.
Osama knows he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of carrying Texas so why shouldn’t he show his contempt for the people of the state? It’s a lot like him having returned the bust of Chrchill to Britain.
You mean all the government "workers" and welfare parasites will be leaving soon?
Texas should have received the one which was given to New York.
This was a big time slap in the face to Texas.
BTW, the first words from the lunar surface were not, "Houston."
It was "Contact light" by Aldrin. A few seconds later Armstrong said "Shutdown" and the engine was turned off.
Unidentified student floats weightless in the four-engine KC-135 as part of NASA's Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program. Photo credit: NASA/Johnson Space Center.
These 5 words alone should signify why Houston should have a real shuttle.
Only 2 other places should be in consideration for real shuttles. Cape Kennedy in Fla, and The Smithsonian in DC. Anywhere else lines up for leftovers or fakes.
Probably delivered on the back of AF1
It’s Cape Canaveral or “the Cape” - the locals never bought into the liberal “Cape Kennedy” BS.
CA clearly deserved one. NY didn’t. TX got shafted.
The shuttle going to New York was the old one in the in the Smithsonian. The Enterprise was constructed without engines or a functional heat shield, and was therefore not capable of spaceflight. It was a test flight model.
The intercoastal waterway is not the ocean.
The first word is still Houston to the public and always will be, and rightfully so, for instance no one is interested if he muttered something under his breath to himself out of habit, such as cool, or alright.
“We sought clarity from Bill Barry, NASA’s chief historian.
No luck: Barry told us that there are “a range of right answers.” He said “contact light” was one possibility because those words were uttered the moment that the module touched the surface of the moon.
“The next option,” he said, is the first word spoken after all four of the module’s foot pads came to rest on the moon. It’s not clear exactly when that happened, Barry said, but it probably occurred as the astronauts were running down their post-shutdown “checklist” “like the one you do every day, but probably don’t say aloud, when you park your car.”
But Barry said that because the checklist was part of a long-rehearsed procedural script, he is “inclined toward saying that the first ‘intentional’ words spoken on the moon were Armstrong’s report to Houston that they had landed.”
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