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PALMDALE -- The state Assembly has passed a resolution seeking the return of the space shuttle space shuttle, reusable U.S. space vehicle. Developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), it consists of a winged orbiter, two solid-rocket boosters, and an external tank. Atlantis to its Palmdale birthplace after it is retired.
Assembly Joint Resolution 52, authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Runner Sharon Runner (born May 17 1954, Los Angeles) is a Californian politician. She has been a member of the California State Assembly since 2002. Runner, a Republican from Antelope Valley represents the 36th district. , R-Lancaster, asks the president, Congress and NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Independent U.S. to send Atlantis to Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale for display upon its planned retirement in 2008. The Assembly unanimously approved the resolution Thursday.
The vote ``demonstrates California's unified support of aerospace in California and acknowledges the Antelope Valley's critical role in the aerospace industry,'' Runner said. ``Continued aerospace activity for our community creates valuable employment and economic opportunity.''
Air Force Plant 42 is where the entire space shuttle fleet was assembled. Atlantis was built at what was then a North American North American
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see boophilusannulatus. Rockwell facility at the plant between 1980 and 1985. Atlantis first went into space in October 1985, flying an undisclosed Defense Department mission. The orbiter has since flown 20 more missions, including launching the Magellan probe to Venus and the Galileo probe to Jupiter. NASA plans to retire Atlantis after a mission tentatively scheduled for spring 2008.
``The men and women of Plant 42 have a long history of dedication to the space shuttle program,'' Runner said. ``Retiring the Atlantis in Palmdale will allow the hard-working folks at Plant 42 to finish the great work they started when Atlantis was first assembled.''
NASA plans to replace the space shuttle fleet with a new spacecraft, the Crew Exploration Vehicle
The Crew Exploration Vehicle (or CEV) was the conceptual component of the Vision for Space Exploration that later became known as the Orion spacecraft. .