The Failure of the Shuttle to Return Home

There is no place that is or was more committed to the space program of the United States or to the Orbital Shuttle and the space station than the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. John Kennedy traveled to Houston to announce to the world that the United States would put a man on the moon. When that man landed on the moon, his message was directed to Houston. In fact, all significant messages from space were addressed to Houston. It is unconscionable that Houston should not be given a shuttle to memorialize the commitment that this community and its people have made to the space program of our country.

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