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Cold night ahead with surface high pressure in the region. Winds will become southeast Friday into the weekend as high pressure moves east. An increase in clouds will occur as well. Next cold front due in late Monday with a chance of showers and maybe a thunderstorm. ...
Houston's space shuttle replica looking for a name
HOUSTON (AP) -- Texans are being given the chance to name the full-sized space shuttle replica that will be displayed at Johnson Space Center's official visitor center in Houston.
The visitor center, Space Center Houston, is running its "Name the Shuttle" contest through Labor Day.
State residents can enter the contest by visiting nametheshuttle.com and submitting an original name. A panel of judges will select one winner, who will be announced in mid-September.
The shuttle replica, which will sit atop a 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, will be part of a $12 million, six-story attraction at Space Center Houston.
Houston, which has deep ties to the nation's space program and is home to Johnson Space Center and Mission Control, unsuccessfully tried to land one of NASA's four retired space shuttles.