Intrepid Officials, State Assembly Try To Win Over NASA

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The New York State Assembly is hoping they can entice NASA to bring one of the three retired space shuttles to New York.

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The Assembly presented the Intrepid with a resolution to promote the Museum, which they hope will do the trick. Executive director Susan Marenoff also made a plea.

“We have over 45 million tourists,” she said. “If NASA wants eyeballs to see it, here’s the place for it to land.”

A backdoor effort earlier this month to bring the shuttles to space centers in Florida and Texas failed. Intrepid officials say New York is the sentimental favorite for the space shuttle Endeavor, which blasted off three months after 9/11 with several mementos from Ground Zero.

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