[amsat-bb] Endeavour's Pink Slip Transferred

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Tue Oct 11 16:18:21 PDT 2011

Michael Curie 
Headquarters, Washington 
michael.curie at nasa.gov 
RELEASE: 11-343


WASHINGTON -- NASA transferred title and ownership of space shuttle 
Endeavour to the California Science Center (CSC) during a ceremony 
Tuesday at the center in Los Angeles. The transfer is the first step 
toward CSC receiving Endeavour in the latter half of 2012. 

"NASA is pleased to share this wonderful orbiter with the California 
Science Center to help inspire a new generation of explorers," NASA 
Administrator Charles Bolden said. "The next chapter in space 
exploration begins now, and we're standing on the shoulders of the 
men and women of the shuttle program to reach farther into the solar 

Bolden announced April 12 that CSC was one of four institutions 
nationwide to receive a shuttle. After display preparation and 
post-mission work are complete, NASA will deliver Endeavour on the 
747 shuttle carrier aircraft to Los Angeles International Airport. 
>From there, the shuttle will be driven through the streets of Los 
Angeles to its destination at the Science Center in Exposition Park. 

"Endeavour now will begin its new mission to stimulate an interest in 
science and engineering in future generations at the science center," 
California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph said. 

For information about where all the retired space shuttles will be 
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Clint Bradford
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