Space Center Houston to launch “Name the Shuttle” contest throughout Texas on the Fourth of July
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On Thursday, July 4, Space Center Houston will launch a statewide “Name the Shuttle” contest – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky Texan to name the high-fidelity NASA Space Shuttle replica that will sit atop the massive 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft as part of a new $12 million, six-story attraction currently under development. On July 4, Texas residents can visit and submit an original name, no more than three words, that symbolize the spirit of Texas and its unique characteristics of independence, optimism and can-do attitude. The contest closes at noon CST, Labor Day, Sept. 2.


All contestants will receive an email verification of submission and a thank-you coupon for discounted admission to Space Center Houston. A panel of judges will select one winner, who will be announced in mid-September.


The selected name will be painted onto the side of the Space Shuttle replica, and the winner will have his/her name and hometown incorporated onto a placard at the new attraction. Plus, the winner will receive a three-day trip for four to Space Center Houston, which includes a VIP tour of the facility, a behind-the-scenes experience at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, hotel accommodations, meals, and travel compensation. The winner will also be invited to attend and participate in the grand opening ceremony in 2015. For full contest details, visit

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