Author Topic: The Space Shuttle: Nixon's Aides Asked Him To Reconsider the Program's Name  (Read 968 times)

Offline Quindar Beep

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An interesting copy of a memo sent to Richard Nixon by his staff the day before he announced the go-ahead on the Shuttle. Basically, they hated the name "Space Shuttle" and wanted him to pick something else. With suggestions....

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2012/11/15/the_space_shuttle_nixon_s_aides_asked_him_to_reconsider_the_program_s_name.html

Offline Archibald

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Oh, that's nice. Particularly since the DC-X was known as Delta Clipper.
...you have been found guilty by the elders of the forum of a (imaginary) vendetta against Saint Elon - BLAAASPHEMER !

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