NASA Wants You To Name Its Newest Shuttle ... Sort Of

Jul 4, 2013

It won't leave the ground, but it'll help lay the floor for a $12 million attraction at Space Center Houston - and NASA wants you to give it a name. Starting today at noon, Texans can christen a new high-fidelity Shuttle replica that will crown the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft as part of a $12 million new attraction at the center.

The official visitor hub for NASA’s Johnson Space Center is putting its free contest at Takers have 'til Labor Day, Sept. 2, to submit a moniker that "symbolizes the spirit of Texas and its unique characteristics of independence, optimism and can-do attitude," as organizers put it.