Posted: Jun 15, 2012 4:11 PM by Associated Press
DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) - Just when it seemed all the space shuttles had been doled out to museums for display, it turns out there's one more - sort of.
A full-size mock-up built in 1972 by the prime contractor Rockwell has for years been under wraps in a dark and empty warehouse in Downey, a southeast Los Angeles County city where the shuttles were manufactured.
The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/KH9RSv) reports Friday that the Downey City Council has approved temporarily relocating the mock-up to a tent on a parking lot while funding is found for a permanent home.
The mock-up was built by Rockwell as part of the proposal to win NASA's contract to build the shuttles.
The impetus for the move is a plan to build a shopping center on the site.
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