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Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm a NY Chauvinist

Listening to the news coverage of the launch of the Endeavor this morning, I was reminded of a conversation I had with my son when NASA announced the sites that would be getting one of the space shuttle.

As he rattled off the names, the Intrepid, the Smithsonian, Kennedy and several others, I was speechless. For just a short while I couldn't understand why a shuttle would be going to the Intrepid in Manhattan and another going to Kennedy Airport in Queens, both locations in NYC. I was puzzled, but proud.

Then it dawned on me. The shuttle was going to the Kennedy Space Center, not Kennedy Airport. I guess we New Yorkers feel that everything revolves around New York.

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