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Seattle Still Dreams of Landing a Shuttle



The head of Seattle's Museum of Flight says NASA made significant errors in deciding where to put its four retiring space shuttles, and he hasn't given up hope that Seattle could be considered as a host for a shuttle — at least temporarily.

Museum of Flight CEO Doug King said Seattle would have outranked two cities that received shuttles — New York and Los Angeles — if NASA staffers had used accurate information on Museum of Flight attendance and international travel to Seattle.

King said he'd like Seattle to at least be considered a temporary home for the shuttles assigned to New York and Los Angeles. Those cities may take years to complete their shuttle exhibits, while the Museum of Flight has a $11.6 million Space Gallery already complete.

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