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Help Bring a Space Shuttle to NYC!
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Posted: 8/26/2010 10:12:22 AM

By Mike Hallahan
Intrepid Former Crew Members Association
The Former Crew Members would like to encourage everyone to visit to sign the petition to help bring a NASA Space Shuttle to New York City!
The Intrepid would be the ideal location for a Space Shuttle. Not everyone knows this but the Intrepid was a primary recovery vessel for NASA and would actually go and pick up astronauts after they had landed in the ocean.
On May 24, 1962 The Intrepid recovered the Mercury 7 space mission. Helicopters from the ship picked up astronaut Scott Carpenter, who was the commander of the second manned orbital flight. Then on March 23, 1965 Intrepid helicopters picked up Gemini 3 astronauts John Young and Virgil “Gus” Grissom.  The Intrepid also recovered their two-person capsule nicknamed “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”
Putting a space shuttle in New York City would allow millions of people to see it each year, including hundreds of thousands of children. It is so important that an artifact as important as the shuttle be used to perpetuate the legacy of the Shuttle and New York City could do just that. More than a million children are in New York City Public Schools, not to mention the surrounding areas, and the Intrepid already incorporates space into the educational programming.
The Former Crew Members encourage you to check out, sign the petition and help us bring a Space Shuttle to New York City!