NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – NASA is expected Tuesday to decide where its three retired and retiring Space Shuttles will go.
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They say that in and of itself, should make the Intrepid an attractive candidate since one of NASA’s top criteria for where to send the shuttles is where they would garner the most eyeballs.
“We have the most tourists. More people will see it than any other [city],” said Sen. Chuck Schumer.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In NYC: Pop-Up Vaccination Sites Across City Offer Johnson & Johnson Shot To Tourists
Plus, Schumer says it’s a natural fit since the Intrepid has a history with NASA.
“The intrepid has a relationship. They picked up the capsules before,” said Schumer.
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Each of the winning bidders would have to pay NASA $29 million to cover preparation and transfer costs.