The Bachelor, Space Shuttle StylePosted: April 4, 2011
Even without the drunken confessionals and late-night hook ups, the competition among museums vying to acquire one of three retired space shuttles is beginning to look like a trashy reality TV show.
From Michael Gessel, vice president of federal programs for the Dayton Development Coalition (running a campaign to get the shuttle for the Dayton-based National Aviation Heritage Alliance) in the Dayton Daily News:
“This has largely been covered like a horse race, where there’s a frontrunner and a lagger,” Gessel said. “It’s more like a sealed-bid auction. We don’t know the criteria. That’s what makes it so difficult to predict which museums may get them and which may not. What we’re left with in judging (applicants’) proposals is the decibel volume of their screams.”
But can you hear those screams above the roar of a launching space shuttle as it hurtles through the sky!?
I thought not.