facebook
twitter
search
search

Petition drive aims to get Ohio shuttle

Oct. 26, 2011 at 6:40 PM
| License Photo

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- An Ohio businessman wants one of the retired space shuttles to go on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced in April the shuttles will go to California, Florida, New York City and Washington.

John Cavanaugh told the Dayton Daily News almost 5,500 people had signed a petition on the White House Web site by Tuesday afternoon. When the "We The People" site was set up in September, the White House said 5,000 signatures would be enough to trigger a review of a decision.

Cavanaugh said he would like the shuttle destined for the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum in New York to go to the Air Force museum. Officials at the Intrepid museum say the shuttle will be in a separate facility instead of the retired aircraft carrier but have not yet acquired the property.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Serial stowaway' arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare, Midway airports
Maine man dead after shooting firework off head, police say
Greeks vote overwhelmingly to reject creditors' bailout
Two killed by police gunfire in 2 separate Central Texas shootings
Attackers throw acid on three Afghan girls for attending school