WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown has written a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to ask him to reconsider his decision to send the Enterprise space shuttle to New York City.

Brown sent his letter after a report in the New York Times last month indicating that New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum plans to build a new building to house the Enterprise, one of a handful of retired space shuttles being divvied up to museums across the country. The museum had previously indicated plans to house the shuttle on the museum site.

Brown, D-Ohio, said he’s concerned that the New York museum is not ready to host the shuttle, while the National Museum of the United States Air Force, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, is. The Dayton-area museum was among the candidates that competed to host the retired space shuttles earlier this year.

 

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