Around the Miami Valley
Tue October 25, 2011
Petition Over Shuttle Decision Gets Enough Signatures For White House Review
The White House may revisit NASA's decision for the location over four retired space shuttles. WYSO's Emily McCord reports.
The electronic petition is a response to a decision in April by NASA officials who picked four other cities over Dayton to receive the retired shuttles.
The petition was started by John Cavanaugh, a Columbus businessman who used a newly created portion of the White House website called “We The People”. It requires a minimum of 5,000 signatures to be submitted online by an October 30th deadline for the issue to be considered by White House staff. According to a press release, the campaign has collected over 5,000 signatures as of Monday afternoon.
The petition specifically requests that the White House reconsider the placement of the Enterprise Shuttle to be sent to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, calling it a more appropriate place for display offering better public access.