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Artistic Endeavours: Space shuttle statues to be painted for student scholarships (collectSPACE)

Over 100 space shuttles will land this November at the Kennedy Space Center, though NASA can take credit for only two. The additional orbiters will be courtesy the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which on Thursday formally announced the "Shuttles Orbiting the Space Coast" program, a public art exhibit organized to celebrate the first half-century of U.S. space exploration.

Artists to turn 'shuttles' into art (Florida Today)

The first of a fleet of more than 100 8-foot-long space shuttles entered Brevard County's orbit Thursday.

The "Shuttles Orbiting the Space Coast" public art project and several white shuttle statues were introduced at Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex by a handful of astronauts, including first shuttle pilot Bob Crippen of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.


(Photo: Quiet Flight Surfboards artist Gina Razzano airbrushes the final touches to her shuttle statue. Credit: Karl Ronstrom/First Photo)


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oh that is cool, how much for one? 8)

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>>Over 100 space shuttles will land this November at the Kennedy Space Center, though NASA can take credit for only two.<<

Only one orbiter is expected to land in November, STS-126, if that's what that line was attempting to say?
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oh that is cool, how much for one? 8)

If you want to buy it outright, you can sponsor one for $20,000. Otherwise, you can wait for the charity auction in August 2009...

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Only one orbiter is expected to land in November, STS-126, if that's what that line was attempting to say?

Oops. Thanks for catching that... the original line had "land this Fall" rather than "November" -- I edited the date but forgot to update the count.

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They did a similar thing in Huntsville to raise money for the Saturn V restoration; some of them were pretty good...

Simon ;)